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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SECOND MHEA STAR COMMITS

From Commercial Appeal

Memphis Home Education basketball standout Bailey Wilkes has committed to play at Union. Her teammate Torri Lewis announced her intention to play for Ole Miss over the summer.

Eagles coach Tracy Rice said the Jackson, Tennessee school — a former NAIA powerhouse which is ranked 23rd in the Division 2 preseason poll — is a perfect fit for her star.

“She plays point guard for us but they like her more as a shooting guard,” Rice said. “They really her (basketball) IQ, the way she uses her skill to set up defenders and beat them off the dribble. And she’s a great 3-point shooter.”

Wilkes, along with Lewis, is on the short list for the 2015 Pete Maravich award, which is given annually to the nation’s top home school player.

She’ll join a growing Memphis contingent at Union; former FACS standout Natalie Smith is a sophomore this year while Lausanne and Rhodes College grad Lauren Avant is beginning her first year as an assistant.

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