Kame to showcase her skills twice more against high school competition
Amy Kame has been somewhat of an unknown in Colorado high school girls basketball.
Playing on the Western Slope at Central High School, the 6-foot guard didn’t get to play against many of the top teams on the Front Range.
Being away from the epicenter of Colorado basketball never stopped the four-time All-Southwestern League selection from earning respect. Kame’s success at Central, in addition to playing alongside talented Denver players on the Hoopsters summer team, got her noticed.
Before Kame heads to the University of San Diego in the fall, she has two more games during to play.
Kame begins Saturday at the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All-State Girls All-Star game at Arvada West High School.
The CCGS game is only for seniors, and one of the Class 5A teams will be coached by Central’s Todd Dixon.
“This is a senior-only game, which is really cool,” Kame said. “I’m really excited to play for Coach (Dixon) one last time.”
After Saturday’s game is The Show, an all-star game April 3 at the Pepsi Center, before a Denver Nuggets game. It will be Kame’s third appearance in The Show, which features players from all grades in all five classifications.
“The Show is a lot of fun because you get to play with and against the best,” Kame said. “The last couple years I was hurt for the game, so this year it’ll be nice to get up and down the court without any pain.”
Kame was also selected for the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s All-State Games on June 12 at the University of Northern Colorado. The roster for June’s game is selected by the coaches and there are only 10 players in every classification selected. Kame is unable to play in the game because she’ll be out of town, but said getting to play in all-star games are a good way to end her high school career.
“This is a great way to go out,” Kame said. “Really I’m just trying to go out, be loose, and have fun.”