Carver High and CVCC Alum, Alycia Reese, Commits to Auburn
THE 5'9", 140 POUND SHOOTING GUARD AVERAGED 12.8 PPG AND SHOT 34.7% FROM 3PT RANGE AT CVCC IN (2019-20)
Chattahoochee Valley Community College sophomore and former Carver Tiger shooting guard, Alycia Reese, announced her commitment to play basketball for the Auburn Tigers next season. She shared the news on Instagram.
“I would like to thank God because without him none of this would be possible. I went from being the little girl that no one knew to being recruited by a top Division 1 school,” said Reese. “I can truly say that playing for Chattahoochee Valley Community College was one of the best decisions in my life, because it helped me to become a better student, person, teammate and mother.”
During her sophomore campaign with the Lady Pirates, Reese led the team averaging 12.8 PPG in 24 games played and shot over 34 percent from the floor and 3-point line. The 5’9″, 140 pound guard is confident in her 3-point shot and defense, which is an area Auburn Women’s Basketball Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy, “Coach Flo”, is looking to return to with her squad.
“I have a good defense, so I want to bring that spark to their team.,” said Reese. “Hard work and everything, and then top of that I want to get my ball handling much better. Everyday I am there, I’m going to work and do what I have to do to bring that spark to the team.”
Auburn finished this past season with an (11-18) overall record, which marked the third time in eight seasons where Coach Flo’s team finished with an overall losing record. The (2018-19) Tigers finished the season (22-10) overall, (9-7) in the SEC and falling in the first round of the NCAA tournament. This one-season downfall sent a few players to the transfer portal.
For players like Reese, this is her shot to be the spark for the Tigers, to represent Columbus and make her two-year-old son Andrew Ogletree proud.