Bailey Kargo has committed early to play basketball for The University of Delaware. She has been offered a full athletic scholarship and will join their team for the 2016-2017 season.
(Bailey Kargo, now a Pirate, soon to be a Delaware Blue Hen.)
*****Congratulations to Bailey, one of the best three-point shooters in our area and a very hard-working player on defense…Love her game and they are going to love having her at Delaware….*****
Info from Bailey per our Saturday phone conversation….
Coaching staff, College town feel and the football program…Good football team
*****Looking at Pre-Med studies and something in the medical field in her future…Maybe even optometry…
Who else was on your list??
Elon, Dartmouth, Wofford, Penn….Watched Samantha(Sam) Coffer play a lot of games at Elon and really has a lot of respect for Sam and her game…
What position will you play in college???
Combo guard, some shooting guard and point guard…Will see time at Page this upcoming season, but more time at two-guard for Coach Debbie Jones…
Summer Training Program????
Summer League games at Page until the end of June with NWG, SEG, WS Prep and many other teams..Had two games last week and more coming up this week…AAU travel play begins on July 1 with trips to Atlanta, Chicago, Winston-Salem and many other stops along the way…Plays for the WS Stealers with Coach Trish Grant…..
Biggest Influence on her basketball life?????
Bailey’s dad Ray Kargo
Where did BK get that defensive grit??????
From her dad Ray’s teaching and from Coach Trish Grant with the WS Stealers…Coach Grant, a very defensive-minded coach….Bailey Kargo loves playing defense and it shows…
Didn’t you try out for the USA Under 18 team a few years back???????
Says she did and it was a great experience….Did not make the team, but spent 4-5 days in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the U.S. Olympic training center back when BK was 15 during the tryouts, back coming out of her freshman year from high school, at Page…
On the year she had to sit out with the knee injury, her sophomore year at Page????????
Tough year, watching and learning all you can in a non-playing role…She kept the scorebook and had to bite her lip a few times, I’m sure, as she had to watch her team move on without her….
Away from Page, where do you workout and train at?????????
At the Spears YMCA with her dad in the lead role….The push by her dad has been hard, but it has been worth it..Lots of hard work, but in the end to earn the scholarship, that is really worth it all….
Off the subject just a bit, how did the Emily Casper Clinic for the Gaters girls go last week, at the Spears YMCA??????????
It came off very well…I was surprised at how well it went really…Very well organized with lots of kids to work with….
*****Andy’s note, I’m thinking Trumae Lucas(Grimsley High School) finished off her career at Delaware, after starting off as a guard with the Florida Gators….*****