Former SQBA Lady Select Lexi Dean Commits to Shepherd University 2017 East Rockingham High School Forward/Center and former SQBA Lady Select Lexi Dean has committed to play college basketball at Division II Shepherd University.
Q: What schools recruited you? A: The schools that recruited me were Shepherd, Bluefield State, UVA-Wise, Post and Goldey Beacom.
Q: What are your thoughts on the recruiting process? A: I always knew I wanted to play basketball in college and I've worked hard and put in lots of extra hours practicing on my own to get where I am right now. I wanted to go to a school that is fairly close to home so my family can come to some of my games. All the schools offered great opportunities. I enjoyed visiting and learning about each school during the process.
Q: What made you choose Shepherd University? A: I decided to go to Shepherd because I really liked the location and how the coaches made me feel, like I would be an important piece to the team. They showed me around campus and it reminded me of Elkton and home. I liked the small town community.
Q: Have you decided on a major? A: At Shepherd I'm planning to major in Biology. My goal is to become a marine biologist or Veterinarian. Last year, I took a Veterinarian assistant class at a secondary education school. I couldn't take the 2nd class my senior year because it would interfere with basketball practice. I feel like Shepherd is the right fit for me and I'm excited to see what the future holds.
Q: What are your expectations for your final high school season? A: I'm really excited about my last high school basketball season. My team and I have been working since we got knocked out of the playoffs last season. We've really grown together on and off the court and I think we will go far this year.
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Lexi Dean (East Rockingham High School) - Shepherd University
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