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Thursday, April 16, 2015

UT-Martin next for White Station's Emanye Robertson

From Commercial Appeal

It only took seeing Tennessee-Martin play in person to convince Emanye Robertson that was the place for her.

The White Station standout, one of the top seniors in the area, signed with the Skyhawks on Wednesday on the first day of the late signing period. She said College of Charleston, Arkansas State and Southern Illinois were also interested but that UTM’s style offered her the best fit.

“They press the whole game,” she said. “And I play aggressively on defense. And I also attack (the basket) and get it out to the shooters. I just need to work on my shot and work on communicating better.

“I’m excited. I’m proud of myself (but) also a little surprised that I actually did it.”

A three-time All-Metro selection, Robertson joins a Skyhawks team that is already well-stocked with area talent, led by College Sports Madness’ midmajor Player of the Year Ashia Jones from Covington. Robertson averaged 18.3 points per game for the Spartans this season.
Her signing was just one of several notable ones around the area.

Kylan Phillips, who helped Mitchell win its second straight Class A championship last month, is headed to Mississippi Valley State. A tenacious on-the-ball defender, the 5-9 Phillips — a two-time All-Metro selection — is following in the footsteps of his father and coach Faragi, who was a standout on Valley’s 1996 NCAA tournament team.

Former Houston standout Jerry Johnson Jr. will play at Fairfield. A strong combo guard with a nice touch from long range, the 6-2 Johnson was an All-Metro selection at Houston before spending the 2014-15 season at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Trezevant’s girls team had three players sign. All-Metro guard Andrea Willis is headed to Mississippi Delta CC while inside players Kourtney Waltson and Marcee Williams signed with Lincoln Trail CC in Robinson, Illinois.

Elsewhere, MUS track standout Chris Davis signed with Navy. Davis is the defending Division 2 champion in the 400 meters, while finishing second in the 200 and third in the triple jump.

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