Columbus pair sign SEC basketball scholarships
Many high school athletes dream of taking their talents to the next level and on Tuesday, two Columbus High girls made that dream a reality.
Tatyana Wyatt and Ariyah Copeland both signed scholarships to play basketball in the SEC.
Wyatt is headed to the University of Kentucky. Last season, she averaged more than 20 points and 10 rebounds a game.
"It means a lot," Wyatt said. "I’ve known I worked hard all these years and to finally get tot play at a higher level and go D-I just means a lot to me."
Meanwhile, Copeland is headed to the University of Alabama. Last season, she averaged more than 13 points and 10 rebounds a game.
"I feel like I’m going to be competing at a huge level," Copeland said. "Coach Curry and the staff are gonna make sure I’m doing big things and I’m looking forward to playing against number one players all over the country, all over the SEC."
The two hope to add a state championship to their playing resumes before college ball. The Lady Devils kick off the season on Friday at Spencer.