WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kiley Capstraw. a 5-11 junior guard/forward for West Orange High School girls basketball team, gave a verbal commitment to Yale University this week.
"When I stepped on campus, I knew that Yale was where I belonged," Capstraw said. "There was a sense of joy, comfort and curiosity as to what my future may look like. I’m so grateful for Coach (Alison) Guth and the staff supporting me as I go through the admissions process. I’m excited to be challenged in the classroom, while playing the highest level of basketball."
As a sophomore, Capstraw averaged 21.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.6 steals for West Orange.
Capstraw also played varsity girls soccer at the high school for two years, and was a key member of the school's first-ever Essex County Tournament champion girls' soccer and girls' basketball teams when she was a freshman.
Capstraw is in the Newspaper Club, is a Mountaineer Mentor, and is captain of the girls basketball team. She is interested in studying psychology.
Her father, Tim, is a broadcaster for the Brooklyn Nets and formerly coached the men's basketball team at Wagner University in the 1990s.