ELIZABETHTOWN — Asha Graham made the commitment to play her collegiate basketball at Brunswick Community College for the next two years on Wednesday, a decision that has her both nervous and excited.
But East Bladen coach Patty Evers said Graham is “a special one” and the work ethic she has will make her successful.
“The effort and work Asha has put in makes a difference in how shew grew here, and is a big reason why she is going to the next level,” Evers said. “She always has a ball in her hands at P.E, and at home; she truly loves the game.”
Graham was the Lady Eagles’ three-point specialist during her senior season, a season that saw the senior help lead East Bladen to the East Region semifinals and a 28-2 record. She scored 12.6 points per game and averaged 3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.4 steals per game.
Although she also considered Fayetteville State, Graham said she chose BCC because she liked the campus, the atmosphere and the coaching staff.
BCC head coach Joe Gaughan is thrilled to be getting Graham on his roster.
“This shows how hard work, dedication and focus can pay off,” he said. “And we are excited to be part of Asha’s next two years.”
Graham, a 5-foot, 4-inch shooting guard, said she is hoping to earn playing time early in the Lady Dolphins’ season, but there are a couple of areas she plans to work hard on this summer.
“I think I still need to work on my ball handling and shooting off the dribble,” she said.
BCC was 11-17 overall this past season, and is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.