Nov. 13, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio University women's basketball program has added prep forward Kelly Karlis (Medinah, Ill.) as part of the early signing period of its 2014-15 recruiting class, first-year head coach Bob Boldon announced.
"Kelly's an incredibly versatile player," said Boldon. "Throughout the summer, we saw her play almost everywhere on the floor, which is something we put a lot of value in. She's a very intelligent basketball player and has a great understanding of the game. She's someone who can fit right into what we're doing and have an immediate impact."
A 6'2" wing, Karlis is currently a senior at Montini Catholic High School. She is rated at a score of 89 on the ESPN's High School Girls' Basketball list. ESPN tabbed Karlis as the 53rd-best wing in the nation while the All Star Girls Report ranked her as the 264th-best recruit. In 2012-13, she led the Lady Broncos to a 35-2 record and a trip to the Illinois 3A State Championship semifinals. Under head coach Jason Nichols, Karlis averaged 7.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a junior last year and earned all-conference and all-area honors for her efforts. She has also competed for Illinois Lady Lightning Basketball for six years under head coach Mike Seberger.
Karlis comes to Ohio with a solid academic background as well, earning honor roll status four years and National French Honor Society recognition two years.
Born Dec. 3, 1995, Karlis is the daughter of Jennifer and Scott Karlis. She has two siblings, Scott Jr. and Max.