Carley Bell has made her college basketball choice.
The rising senior Scottsboro guard has committed to Auburn University at Montgomery.
“…I’m very excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Auburn University in Montgomery!!!,” Bell wrote on Twitter. “Thank you Coach (Sean) Page and Coach (Lasheena) Nation for believing in me and giving me this opportunity. Go Warhawks!!”
AUM in an NCAA Division II school that competes in the Gulf South Conference. Bell chose AUM over offers from Faulkner University, Shorter University, Hiwassee College and Oglethorpe University.
Bell joined the Scottsboro varsity girls basketball team as a freshman, even hitting the winning free throw with 0.1 second left in the Wildcats’ Class 5A Area 14 Tournament semifinal win over Crossville. As a sophomore she became a starter in the second half of the season during Scottsboro’s run to the Class 5A State Tournament and played a key role in helping the Wildcats reach the Northeast Regional championship game last season. Bell averaged 10.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.4 steals per game and made 29 3-pointers last season.
“Basketball has always been my passion and for as long as I can remember, it has been my dream to play at the next level,” Bell wrote. “I want to thank God for not only giving me the ability to play the game, but also for providing so many opportunities for me throughout this process. I want to thank my parents and family for making so many sacrifices to support my dream in any way that they can. I would also like to thank all of my past and present coaches. You have made such a big impact in my life by teaching me so much about this game, always pushing me to be better, and most importantly for always believing in me. Thank you to all of the college coaches who have invested time in recruiting me. I truly appreciate all of your interest and the opportunities you all have provided for me.”