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Beecher, Campbell Sign with Lady Flames
Beecher (F, Roanoke, Va.), a 6-4 post player, led Hidden Valley High School to the Virginia Group AA state championship a season ago, averaging 13.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest. She poured in 19 points in both the Titans' semifinal and championship game victories. The daughter of former Virginia Tech hardwood standout Bobby Beecher, she is also a standout in the classroom. Beecher owns a 3.96 GPA and is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, the Titan Twelve and senior council.
Campbell (G, Rustburg, Va.), a 6-0 shooting guard/small forward, will not have to travel far for college. She is a two-sport star at Brookville High School, just south of the Lynchburg city limits. In basketball, Campbell is a three-time first-team all-district selection who has helped the Bees claim three-consecutive Seminole District crowns. Last season, she posted 12 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 3 steals per game and set a school record with an 86.3 percent free throw mark. Her efforts helped Brookville reach the state quarterfinals.
In volleyball, Campbell's Bees have gone unbeaten in Seminole District action throughout her high school career and will head to VCU Friday for their third-straight trip to the Group AA state Final Four. A middle hitter, she was recently named Seminole District Player of the Year and Region III Player of the Year. Like Beecher, Campbell is a regular honor roll member. She currently ranks 12th in her senior class with a 4.187 GPA and serves as senior class president.
Beecher and Campbell have been teammates before, on the 2006-07 Roanoke Stars AAU team, which was coached by Hidden Valley coach Mike McGuire.
"We are so excited to have such high-quality individuals and high-quality basketball players become a part of the Liberty family," remarked Green. "Both Kylee and Brittany come from championship level basketball programs and possess a high basketball IQ, as well as a tremendous work ethic. We are excited for them in their senior seasons.
"Brittany will be depended upon to provide scoring from the perimeter," Liberty's ninth-year head coach continued. "Meanwhile, Kylee will anchor the scoring punch inside at the post."
Beecher and Campbell, the first two Virginia high school players to sign with Liberty since senior point guard Allyson Fasnacht (Salem, Va.), will join a Lady Flames basketball program which has won 10 Big South Conference titles in the last 11 seasons.