Posted On: 03/29/19 12:00 PM

The younger sister of Topeka standout athlete Ky Thomas, 2022 guard Talayah Thomas is coming off a strong freshman season and has made her own mark for the Trojans.

One of several key youngsters who helped Topeka advance all the way to the Kansas 6A state championships, Thomas is a 5’6 guard who says she takes pride in being an all-around player.

“Whether its offense or defense, I look to make an impact on the game,” she says.

A freshman who earned a starting role this season for Topeka, Thomas averaged 7.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game.

“Being a freshmen and earning a starting spot on varsity was a goal of mine,” she says. “I feel like I got stronger, smarter and more confident as the season went on. I really enjoyed playing with my teammates. We battled all season long to prove ourselves. We demanded their attention.

“Along the way we won a league championship, were Sub State Champions and finished second in Kansas 6A State Runner Up. Our team had a unique bond. I love my teammates.”

Thomas says she has been working on her all-around game, including ball handling, shooting, footwork, defensive

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