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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Two-sport twins commit to Kansas volleyball, women’s basketball

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Twins Kayla and Chayla Cheadle, seniors from Rock Bridge High in Columbia, Mo., have orally committed to play volleyball and basketball at Kansas University, the Columbia Tribune reports.

Chayla, a 5-foot-11 guard, averaged 10.8 points while hitting 45 percent of her three-pointers for Rock Bridge’s Class 5 state championship team. Kayla, a 6-1 middle blocker, was named all-region as a junior. She also plays basketball.

“We wanted to go to school together,” Chayla Cheadle told the Tribune. “This is the place for us.”

Missouri and Alabama also offered scholarships to both players.

“We could still get away from home but still be really close to our family in Kansas City,” Kayla Cheadle told the Tribune. “We could still be independent away from home but still have each other there, too.”

Comments

Jack Jones 1 year, 2 months ago

Outstanding young women ~ happy to have you as members of the Jayhawk family.

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Brett McCabe 1 year, 2 months ago

Wow....takes some courage for two kids from Columbia to turn down Mizzou and, of course, the great and powerful Alabama.

Congratulations on your achievements ladies and welcome to Rock Chalk land!

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akgjenkintown 1 year, 2 months ago

The "great and powerful Alabama." I don't think the twins were recruited to play football. KU's women's athletics in volleyball and basketball is on better footing.

DULUTH, Ga. - The women's basketball team ended its run at the Southeastern Conference Tournament with a 77-35 loss to No. 17 South Carolina on Thursday at The Arena at Gwinnett Center. The Crimson Tide finishes the season with a 13-18 overall record while the Gamecocks improve to 24-6.

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Brett McCabe 1 year, 2 months ago

Yeah...I think that you missed the point.

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Tony Bandle 1 year, 2 months ago

I may be mistaken but don't we have another set of LadyHawk twins coming in...the Rodriguez or Gonzalez sisters???? I just remember something about them blogging with then recruit Mr. Randle and that both of them were Knockouts!

Someone please correct me if I am wrong!!

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KGphoto 1 year, 2 months ago

You’re right.

Dylan and Dakota Gonzalez.

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s6u6r6f 1 year, 2 months ago

Seriously. Lordy have mercy. Rock chalk.

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Matt Kenton 1 year, 2 months ago

Why would they want to play in the SEC where there would be long trips to every road game? Smart move girls, welcome to the family!

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Joe Joseph 1 year, 2 months ago

So are they both playing volleyball and basketball? Or is one playing volleyball and the other basketball? I'm assuming both playing both, but the story says nothing about one's volleyball credentials and the other's basketball credentials...

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Phil Leister 1 year, 2 months ago

I was wondering the same thing. This article is pretty ambiguous.

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Vince Brown 1 year, 2 months ago

I wonder if they're related to the actor Don Cheadle. He's from KC, mo.

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woodsk 1 year, 2 months ago

according to the Columbia Trib: "the Rock Bridge seniors-to-be gave verbal commitments to Kansas. Kayla will play volleyball for the Jayhawks, while Chayla will join the women's basketball team."

http://www.columbiatribune.com/sports/prep_sports/package-deal-cheadle-twins-heading-to-ku/article_1ae60f0e-d57d-11e2-bdb6-10604b9f6eda.html

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