Kissinger Cuts List To Five

Kissinger Cuts List To Five
Taylor Kissinger

Taylor Kissinger of Minden, Neb., attacks the basket at the USA Basketball U16 national team trials in Colorado Springs, Colo. *Photo by Chris Hansen.

Taylor Kissinger, the 6-foo-1 wing-forward from Minden, Neb., has narrowed her list of schools to a final five, according ot her father, Brian.  The No. 56 ranked player in the 2016 ELITE 100 will decide from Creighton, Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska and Oklahoma State.  She previously included Arizona State and Illinois on her consideration list.

Kissinger, a player who can stretch the floor and play multiple positions at a high level, is eying a decision by June.  She is considering one more cut to a final three before making her final decision.

Taylor Kissinger at the 2015 Check
Me Out Midwest Showcase.
The Minden High School junior missed a few games with a wrist injury this season but that seems to be the only thing that has slowed her down.  She is averaging nearly 30 points per game for her 18-6 team that is undefeated in its district.  She is also contributing 12 rebounds and 5 assists per game as well.  She was a standout this fall at the Check Me Out Midwest Showcase in Minneapolis. 

“Kissinger’s size and perimeter shooting ability are well known quantities in the recruiting world but since having the chance to work with her in a camp setting I am excited about her developing some versatility in college,”’s international director of scouting, Keil Moore, said. “She could be a match-up problem if she continues to diversify her skill set.”

Kissinger has changed club teams for her final year on the circuit.  She will be running with All Iowa Attack EYBL this spring and summer after playing the the Cornhusker Shooting Stars previously.


Chris Hansen is managing editor of and serves on the McDonald’s All-American and Naismith Trophy selection committees.  He was the national director of scouting for ESPN HoopGurlz from 2005 until 2012 and is the director of the Check Me Out Showcase.  He can be reached at


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