Marchbanks commits to Samford women’s basketball

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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