Oskey has had an incredible career at Seymour

Hailey Oseky has enjoyed a brilliant career at Seymour.

SEYMOUR (WLUK) -- Hailey Oskey remembers what it was like receiving letters from Division I college basketball programs as an eighth grader.

"I knew it was a big deal, but I just tried to stay humble," Oskey said.

That was the start of a recruiting process that eventually led her to sign with Green Bay.

Oskey drew attention for her basketball talents and now she's entering the final month of her high school career.

When it comes to scoring -- boy or girl -- nobody has done it better at Seymour than Hailey Oskey. She is the school's all-time leading scorer with more than 1,500 points and Oskey has done it the right way.

"She really bought in to what we wanted to do as a team and has been really unselfish," coach Bobby Kuchta said. "If she scores zero points and the team wins she's happy with it, so I'm proud of her for that."

Oskey is averaging 18.6 points per game and only once has scored fewer than 10 points in a game. Seymour is 20-1 on the season, a No. 1 seed in the Division 2 playoffs and a threat to reach the state tournament..

Last season, Oskey led Seymour to its first sectional final since 2002, where it loss to eventual state champ Beaver Dam. She admits Beaver Dam is in her head as she tries to lead Seymour to its first state tournament.

Oskey said an early-season loss at Kimberly taught the team a lesson that might serve it well in the postseason.

"The one loss we had I think really helped us," she said. "It kind of opened up our eyes and made us realize that we can't just walk into every game thinking that we're really good and going to win. We still need to work for it, but I think we'll be fine."

Oskey has one more regular season game before her final postseason tips off. It can be argued Oskey is the best girls basketball player ever at Seymour. It would be hard to find even an equal.

She has led Seymour to 72 wins and counting in four seasons. Her career has been incredible and she's not looking forward to the end.

"It's going to be hard, mostly because of leaving my teammates," she said. "I know I have four more years of basketball (at Green Bay) so that part isn't as sad for me, but it's mostly just leaving them.

"We've been together for a long time. I think that's going to be the hard part."

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