Last month the Montana State Bobcat Women’s Basketball team got their first recruiting commit for the 2011 recruiting season when Columbia Falls 6-2 post Kayla Dewit told Tricia Binford’s program. The Bobcats had been recruiting Dewit for quite some time and was one of their top targets in the 2011 class, and her commitment got the Bobcat’s recruiting class off to a great start
Dewit averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds last season for Columbia Falls and was named First Team Class A All State. As a sophomore she averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds and was a second team all state selection. For the last three season Kayla has played along side her older sister 6-0 Kelsey Dewitt who has signed to play for Montana Tech next season. Kelsey was also a double digit scorer and rebounder for Columbia Falls.
Kayla Dewit will play the Power forward and center spot in college, and is expected to be a very good rebounder at the D-1 level. She is a very athletic 6-2 girl who can run the court and gets off her feet really well, which makes her the prototypical “Big” that Binford covets in her system. Binford prefers athletic and mobile big girls over the larger and lumbering post players, and is willing to give up a little height for speed.
To the best of my knowledge I do not believe Dewit played any AAU ball in the summers, despite numerous offers from the AAU team through out the northwest. As such she was somewhat hidden in the northwest Montana. Her main D-1 interest came from schools with-in close proximity to Columbia Falls, Montana State, Gonzaga, Montana, and I believe Idaho. Kayla also held offers from most of the Frontier schools and Montana State – Billings
Here are a few more articles on Kayla and her commitment.