By: Kevin Moses

Kyra McAlarnis
Twitter: @mcalarniskyra
Height: 5’10 , 145
School: Perry County Central High School, KY

McAlarnis is a fierce triple-threat scoring option. Strong handles and is crafty getting downhill. An imposing force that can play through contact and physical play. With unlimited range, Kyra can bring the rain from the parking lot. Can get in the seams and punish the defense. Can drop some sweet dimes.A beast on the boards and an outstanding defender.
Kyra averaged 15.5 points and 6.3 rebounds as a sophomore, shooting 40.7 percent but was very unhappy with how that season ended. She stepped up her training with focus and determination to improve her game. With a relentless work ethic, she worked tirelessly to elevate her game. Kyra used AAU to gain valuable experience and build her confidence in her abilities. Playing with KBE, a local team with players from the 12th and 13th regions, Kyra found her niche and began to excel at playing the point guard position. Kyra led her team to several tournament wins as the engine that fueled in Ohio, Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and Louisville holding her own against well-known programs. Kyra finished the summer with the 2025 WV Thunder Select 40 team, playing for them in The Run for the Roses Tournament at the Spooky Nook Circuit in Penn. Playing with a shot clock and experiencing that level of play opened up new areas of her game and increased her passion and IQ as she played more of a shooting guard for this team.

Kyra will play for the Kentucky Premier Elite 40-NE2K this AAU session. Kyra’s biggest improvement was her physical strength which increased her confidence and abilities, The goal going into this season was to win District, Region, and compete for a state title. This season Kyra celebrated scoring 1000 career points while grabbing 500 rebounds. After 27 games played, she is averaging 20.6 points and 7.4 rebounds, as a point guard shooting 44.2 percent; among the best in the state in several categories. Shooting percentage: 3-pt percentage going 58/159 for 36.5% and 119/150 Free Throws and a blistering 79.3 percent. Kyra has helped this team to a 17-10 record so far while earning 2A-All tournament team, Wynt All-Tourney Team, Roy Bowling POG, Big Lou POG Mark, and Will Show -KY HS player of the week.

What separates Kyra from others is her passion for hard work and commitment to improvement. Kyra feels her jump shot Kyra would consider playing any division just has to be the right fit.