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South's Myers commits to Maryland

POSTED: July 3, 2013 10:02 p.m.
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South Forsyth rising sophomore Sarah Myers got the University of Maryland’s attention after averaging 18.9 points per game as a freshman last season.

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Sarah Myers doesn’t have to worry about where she will play collegiate basketball; she’s already made up her mind.

The 5-foot-11 South Forsyth rising sophomore guard committed to the University of Maryland on Tuesday after an impressive freshman season.

"They’ve got a great coaching staff and I was able to visit their campus this summer and got to spend three days there," Myers said. "It was a beautiful campus and their academics are great and had the two majors that I’m thinking about choosing.

"…They started showing up at some of our exposure tournaments and they noticed me and started coming to a couple of games and the [Maryland] coach started talking to Rodney Storms, our head coach for AAU, and invited me to their elite camp and then our relationship started growing there."

Myers averaged 18.9 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 2.8 assists per game as she guided the Lady War Eagles to a 20-9 record and their first appearance in the state playoffs since 2002. Head coach Keith Gravitt was pleased with her decision and thinks she’ll continue to grow as a player.

"Sarah, she’s an extremely hard worker and I think her work ethic will help her reach [her goals]," Gravitt said. "She’ll continue to improve and make Maryland even more happy about their decision to offer her a scholarship."

Although Myers’ can’t sign her letter of intent for a few more years, Gravitt doesn’t think her commitment was too early.

"It’s an individual decision and it’s an individual commitment," Gravitt said. "I think every case is different. I think with Sarah, having received an offer from Maryland three weeks ago and being able to see some other campuses and thinking on that and reflecting on what she wants from her college experience and a basketball experience, I don’t think that’s too early. She’s a tremendous basketball player and I think her getting that out of the way and out of her mind allows her to focus on playing basketball for the next three years."

 

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