McKinley Willardson
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Santiago High School
Roster Years


  • Daughter of Chad and Amber Willardson
  • Oldest of five children
  • Cousins Kristen Riley, Lauren Riley and Taylor Maughan played basketball at BYU
  • Instagram: mckinleyrayy  LinkedIn: McKinley Willardson
  • Earned the National Seal of Biliteracy (Spanish) in 2023 
  • Played volleyball and lacrosse in high school
  • Enjoys surfing, snow skiing, flying planes, painting, concerts and plays 

Before BYU

  • Four-year starter and team captain at Santiago High School
  • California Division I All-State honoree
  • Led her team to 2023 California Division I State Championship
  • Scored 12.1 points while grabbing 8.9 rebounds per contest during her senior year.
  • Citrus Belt Area “Female Athlete of the Year” 
  • Holds her high school single-game scoring record with 48 points (as a sophomore)
  • Averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks per game in CA State playoffs top division 
  • Played for EYBL “Team Why Not,” sponsored by Air Jordan 
  • 4x All-Conference Scholar Athlete with a 4.0 G.P.A.
  • Also recruited by St. Mary’s, Portland State, San Jose St, Idaho State, Cal State Northridge, Utah Valley, Sacramento State, Cal State Monterey, Cal State Bakersfield and Cal Poly Pomona
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2023-2024

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Junior Year

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Medical Redshirt Year