Much to the chagrin of her competition, Lilly Keplin is having a better year than last year.
“Individually,” Keplin said, “I’m pretty proud of how I’ve been doing.”
This season, Lilly leads the conference in scoring at 21 points per game and steals at 3.5 a contest.
“I gained a lot of confidence in my shooting capability and my guard skills as well,” Keplin said.
While those stats jump off the page, it’s her bright personality that has captivated so many in the community.
Many have noticed her mismatched shoes and want to know how that happened.
“My dad — when it came time to get shoes and stuff,” Keplin said. “He ordered me two pairs. He was like why don’t you just mismatch them. I was like, ‘Alright, I guess that’s what we are doing this year.’
“When I went to Legacy, I know that they were chanting at me that my shoes didn’t match.”
But she’s not arrogant. Here’s what she said when asked who is the best player in the state.
“I know my place,” Keplin said. “I know my what my skills are and I know what my weaknesses are. I know that there are other players that are better than me in some aspects as well.’
She remained humble when I told her I was naming her player of the year.
Are you actually,” Keplin asked. “Or is that theoretical? You know that’s really awesome. It’s really cool, if I did get that — per se — you know.”
Keplin and Century remained unbeaten after beating Watford City in the first round of the WDA tournament.