Haylie Vallery has signed to play college basketball at Presentation in North Dakota.
Vallery has had a solid four-year letter winning career for the Lady Indians. She's two-time All-District selection and even made an appearance in the East Texas All-Star game, the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown.
Vallery said it was those great memories with her teammates that left her wanting more at the college level.
“I didn't want to let go of everything, even the small stuff like game days, running out and pre-games in the locker room. I didn't want to stop doing all that,” said Vallery. “I know it's going to be extremely tough and hard to adjust, but I'm sure I can do it.”
“I always knew she wanted to do it and I know it's going to take a lot of hard work. She's one of the toughest players I've ever coached,” said Douglass head coach Dayna Westbrook. “She has had some injuries and things throughout her career, but she's always battling and always wanting to be out there to be there for her teammates and for me. She just really enjoys the game.”
Vallery said one of the hardest things she'll have to adjust to is the weather. If she's not avoiding the cold or playing basketball, she said she'll be studying to be a nurse.
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