Sat out the 2008-09 season with a redshirt.
Prepped at Momence High School in Momence, Ill. ... played for coach Molly Grasha at MHS ... ranked No. 58 in the country and No. 19 in her guard position by Hoopgurlz.com ... was a First-Team All-State selection her junior and senior seasons ... Second Team All-State selection her sophomore season ... four-time all-area team selection ... named to the all-conference team four straight years ... garnered Momence Holiday All-Tournament team honors all four years ... averaged 20.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals for her high school career ... averaged 21.5 points, 11.2 rebounds, 4.6 steals and 4.2 assists as a senior ... led MHS to three conference championships ... led MHS to three Holiday Tournament titles ... guided MHS to two regional titles and a section appearance her junior year .. the appearance at the Super Sectional was a first for Momence High School ... led MHS to a 22-5 mark her senior year and a 27-2 record her junior year ... tallied a career-high 39 points ... played for the Illinois Lady Wolverines.
Born May 17, 1990 ... daughter of Larry Sykes ... has two brothers, LaRon and Larry Jr. ... majoring in journalism.