MULDROW (KFSM) - Jana Armer has been the Muldrow girls basketball coach for 18 seasons. The veteran coach has seen a lot of talented players on her court, but none like Taylen Collins.
"She is the most athletic kid that I’ve ever coached and maybe that has ever walked in this gym and in Muldrow and that’s saying a lot because we’ve had really great players lots of all starters she is just heads and tails above with her athleticism."
At 6-foot-2 Collins towers over her competition, but she is more than just a post player. The sophomore is willing to do whatever she can to help her team win.
"She’s a scorer if we need a point we will go to Tay," said Muldrow junior Hannah Boyett. "We know that no one can jump with her around here. We know Tay can go score, Tay can pass it to an open girl outside. When she does things right the rest of us do too."
"I know I need to score," said Collins. "So any opportunity I get, I’m going to go and try finish. I can and also like hit open people so they can get their shot up it’s just putting points up on the board to get us ahead ."
For Collins, the sport she loves runs in her blood. Her father, who coaches the Muldrow boy’s basketball team, played basketball at Oklahoma State.
"He taught me everything that I know about basketball," said Collins. "Because he always kept me in the gym always like hey let’s work on this let’s work on that so he’s a big inspiration."
Collins has offers from four schools including Arkansas and her father’s alma mater, but with plenty of time to pick her next destination she’s just focused on the present.