Mallie McNair Friday Night Sports Hero

Mallie McNair shares a laugh with teammates and coaches at practice. (Credit:Sam Pirozzi/KNOP-TV)
Mallie McNair shares a laugh with teammates and coaches at practice. (Credit:Sam Pirozzi/KNOP-TV)(KNOP)
Published: Feb. 7, 2020 at 4:05 PM CST
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When she steps onto the court, Mallie McNair is ready to play a game that has had a large impact on her life and family.

"I've been dribbling a basketball since I was probably in the first grade I think," said McNair.

It's no surprise that she has such passion for the sports, she is the middle child of four sisters, who all play basketball.

"I remember I started playing with my older sister, we played on the same team when I was a freshman and she was a senior", said McNair when talking about the string of family playing the game.

Now, Mallie gets to do the same thing as a senior with her younger sister, Bryn, who is now a freshman on the Chase County team.

"It's fun because I've never gotten to actually share the court with my sister, she's also a really great basketball player", said her sister Bryn.

While is doesn't take long to realize McNair is one of the most skilled players on the court, her coaches and teammates say it's what she does to teammates she's on the floor with that make her a unique and dynamic player.

Her teammates, along with her sister Bryn, said she is great at distributing the ball around the court and is not one to be selfish with the basketball. The irony behind McNair's unselfish tendencies is that last season, she broke the single season school scoring record for the girls team, a record that stood for nearly 40 seasons.

While Mallie is seen as a go to player on the court, she said she hopes her teammates also look at her as someone that can relied on for life off the court.

"I just want to be someone my teammates can come to for anything and looked at as a leader, whether it's about basketball or not."

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