Wiskur to Play Basketball at Rockhurst
Smith-Cotton High School senior Haley Wiskur has accepted an athletic scholarship to play basketball at Rockhurst University in Kansas City.
Wiskur, the daughter of Lisa and Derek Wiskur, is a three-time varsity letter winner and two-time captain for the Lady Tigers basketball team. She was a West Central All-Conference selection in 2017-18 and an Independent All-Conference pick in 2018-19; she earned All-District honors from both coaches and the media in both of those seasons, as well.
She was selected to the Marshall All-Tournament team in 2017-18 and 2018-19, and was named a W-K Athlete of the Week in 2018-19. Wiskur also was named to the KMZU Dream Team the past two seasons. She enters her senior season with 762 career points.
Wiskur, who plans to major in physical therapy, said Rockhurst checked a lot of boxes for her.
“First of all, it is close and I knew I didn’t want to go very far away from home,” she said. “The academics there are outstanding. … After the four years, I need to be able to get a good job. The team was so nice, the coaches were so nice and it is such a beautiful campus. Everything just felt right."
S-C Girls Basketball Head Coach Jessie Arnold said: “Haley is an extremely hard worker who has earned an opportunity to play at the next level. She has spent the time it takes to succeed, and it shows on the court. I'm very proud of the person I have watched her become over the last three years, and I know that she will accomplish whatever she sets her mind to. She has been a joy to coach and I wish her the best."
In the photo: Smith-Cotton High School senior Haley Wiskur has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Rockhurst University in Kansas City. Seated with her are her parents, Derek and Lisa Wiskur; back, from left: Missouri Phenom traveling team coach Dennis Baggett, S-C Principal Wade Norton, S-C Girls Basketball Assistant Coach Kevin Matz, brother Dax Wiskur, S-C Girls Basketball Head Coach Jessie Arnold, and S-C Athletic Director Rob Davis.