Hartselle’s Masyn Marchbanks has made her choice for where she will continue her college career.

The junior guard committed to Samford University and coach Carley Kuhns on Saturday afternoon in a commitment ceremony at the Hartselle Civic Center.

“It was an undeniable direction that God was leading me in,” said Marchbanks. “I’ve always wanted to be coached by a woman and the way Coach Carley Kuhns leads her team is something I knew I wanted to be apart of!”

She chose the Lady Bulldogs over offers from at least 18 other schools, including North Carolina, South Alabama, Air Force, UAB, Princeton, Columbia, and UT-Chattanooga.

Marchbanks has played varsity basketball for the Lady Tigers since the eighth grade. She is averaging 18.5 points per game this season. She scored a career-high 33 points in Hartselle’s win over Muscle Shoals last week.

She has helped the Lady Tigers to a 15-2 overall record and 4-0 in area play. Hartselle is ranked 6th in Class 6A.

She will join two other players from Morgan County at Samford when she arrives on campus. Kathleen Wheeler (Priceville) is a redshirt-freshman and Katie Jones (Decatur Heritage) is a freshman.

Marchbanks said, “With Samford being such a prestigious university, I knew I’d get the academic and athletic experience I’ve dreamed of since I was a little girl!”

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