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McKENZIE (March 9) — McKenzie High School senior basketball standout Shelby Davis put ink to paper Monday committing to continue her athletic career with the Williams Baptist University Lady …
McKENZIE (March 9) — McKenzie High School senior basketball standout Shelby Davis put ink to paper Monday committing to continue her athletic career with the Williams Baptist University Lady Eagles. The signing ceremony was in the MHS Theatre, where Davis was joined by coaches, teammates, teachers, family and friends.
Also on hand was Kala Tyus, assistant coach (and head JV coach) for the Lady Eagles. The school is located in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, and the team plays in the NAIA Division I’s American Midwest Conference.
In an interview with The Banner, Coach Tyus said of her newest recruit, “We’ve seen Shelby’s determination and hustle. We love her vision on the court. She’s a point guard who can shoot and facilitate, and we think she’ll make a huge impact on the team.”
McKenzie Head Coach Lance McAllister said, “She’s been a great leader for four years. She’s one of the hardest-working players I’ve ever coached. Nobody loves the game as much as Shelby does. She’s been a great teammate, and she’ll be hard to replace.”
Davis told The Banner that she chose WBU because she likes the campus and the coaches and that the community reminds her of McKenzie. She said that the Lady Rebels have been “a family, no doubt.” She said that her experience with the team has taught her to work hard on and off the court. “My teammates have pushed me to be the best I can be.”
She plans to major in Education.