April 9, 2010

Ky Madden Follows Baylor's Historic Run

From a young age, Arkansas native Ky Madden was a star on the basketball field - a player who was more than comfortable taking the clutch shot and making the big play. As he matured and developed as a player, though, it became obvious that a transition from shooting guard to point guard would be the best possible decision moving forward.

"The transition has gone pretty good. I've been working hard, trying to get better at it," Madden said. "The hardest part was there is less scoring less taking the shots, which I was used to. It's more about getting your teammates involved every time, so I had to get used to that."

"I've really come to enjoy it, though."

With over twelve offers in hand, Madden hopes to play at the point at the next level, as well, but has yet to narrow down his choices as to where that will be, although he admits Baylor is high on his list.

"I haven't actually narrowed it down yet," Madden said. "Baylor had a really good run. I was rooting for them to win it. The two other teams I really watched in the tournament were Ohio State and Tennessee."

Other than the fact that Ky's sister, Jordan Madden, already plays for the Lady Bears basketball team, the two biggest draws to Waco are the coaching staff and the guard-centered style of play Scott Drew and the Baylor have staff have implemented.

"Scott Drew is a real good coach," Madden said. "We talk probably once a month. Coach [db]Jerome Tang, though, we probably talk ever....

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