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.

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My Final College Destination🧡💙…… – [ ] First off 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 Division1 school. I can truly say that Playing for Chattahoochee Valley Community College was one of the best decisions in my life, because it help me to become a better student, person, teammate and mother. I would like to thank Coach Woods, because when no one would give me a chance, Coach Woods did. He told me he saw something in me that other people didn’t and that one day I’m going to be one of the top recruited out of my graduation class. He believed in me from day one and I’m so thankful for him because he never gave up on me. Next I would like to thank Coach Ron Robinson because he was that other father figure that I needed to put me on track about life and maturity. He was always always tough on me,because he wanted me to be a better person. I was not like the other girls, I have a little one who looks up to me, and even through our hard times he never gave up on me. I want to thank most Of all my handsome son Andrew Ogletree Jr. because without him none of this would be possible and he pushes me every day to be a better mother and what I’m doing is to create a better life for him. I would like to thank Coach Still for his support, my mother Brandy, my father Tony, all of my siblings, my high school coaches, my family, my Teammates, Leticia Reese, Andrew Ogletree, Jennifer Thomas, my Bestfriends, and A special thanks to CVCC’s administrative Dream Team, President Screws, Ms. Vickie Williams, Dr. Calhoun, and Ms. Maryann Williams for their outstanding support! You all help support me and prepare me for life in every type of way and I am thankful for you all. This road has not been easy for me but I never gave up on myself, and all this hard work has paid off. I would like to announce that I am committing to Auburn University💙🧡……. WAR DAMN EAGLE💙🧡🏀 #LETSGO #CrunchTime

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