Photo Credit: Catalina Fragoso Max Preps
Kaelynn Satterfield has solidified herself as one of the top high school basketball players in the city and the nation. After leading her Christ The King royals team to a city and state title. She represented NYC at the Jordan Brand Classic in Las Vegas on April 21st. Satterfield will be taking her talents to Ohio State in the Big Ten conference in the fall.
On May 15th Satterfield was one of many top local prospects who played in the Frankie Williams Classic Girls national all-star game. I had the opportunity to interview her after she helped lead the Blue Team to an 89-87 overtime win at the Frankie Williams Classic Girls national game.
HDNYC: What was going through your mind when you hit the shot at the buzzer to send it to overtime?
Kaelynn: You know, it was a regular shot, the game was on the line and I had the confidence to hit it.
Kaelynn Satterfield hits the buzzer beater to send the Frankie Williams Classic Girls national game into OT.
Kaelynn Satterfield running the point Photo Credit: Ben Berry/ Ben Shot it
HDNYC: Michelle Sidor who was on the white team won the Sportsmanship award after this game, she’s headed to Michigan and you are headed to Ohio State did it feel like a rivalry game going up against her?
Michelle Sidor and AAU teammate and close friend of Satterfield will be suiting up for Ohio State’s Rival Michigan in the fall. Photo Credit: Ben Berry/ Ben Shot it
Kae Satt: (smiling) Michelle is a close friend of mine but once we get to college and we both step on the court again that might have to stop (laughs)
HDNYC: Your father Kenny Satterfield is considered by many as a legend when it comes to NYC basketball, what is some advice that he has given you throughout your career?
Kaelynn: My father always told me to work hard and be the best player on the court, every time I step on the court.
HDNYC: If there’s any advice you will like to give to the younger generation of girls basketball players out there what would you tell them?
Kaelynn: I would tell them to never stop work hard and have fun playing the game that you love because once you stop having fun with it there’s no point in playing anymore.
When the season starts in November, Satterfield will be one of the top freshmen in the nation to watch. She is part of a top-ranked recruiting class that includes 5-star recruits Kierstan Bell, Rikki Harris, and Jacy Sheldon. With the toughness, versatility and offensive firepower she brings she will be able to make an impact right away for the Buckeyes.