Lady Cougars’ senior guard Alyssa Brown is taking her talents north, in this case 1200 miles to Eastern Maine to play for the Mariners of Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. The small town sits on the Atlantic Coast and Brown fell in love with the school on her visit this summer.

“They had everything I could ever want in a school, the campus was beautiful and the facilities are great. I immediately got along well with the coaches and felt comfortable there.”

Brown’s travel squad coach and trainer, Trevez Smith, said the Mariner coaching staff fell in love with Brown’s ability to shoot the basketball. “Their staff watched her highlight tape and immediately got in contact with her. Their coaches love her shooting skill and her willingness to work hard as she strives to improve. She had other schools in contact but she really loved their campus and she hasn’t wavered.”

Brown still has business on the hardwood in East Tennessee this winter. “I want to show people why I earned a basketball scholarship. I’m going to lead by example and be the best teammate I can possibly be my senior year.”

Lady Cougar coach Brad Honeycutt lost a lot of senior talent since last season, especially in the post with Madison Brady taking her talents to Division 1 college basketball. He couldn’t say enough about Brown’s importance to the 2020-21 Lady Cougar squad.

“Alyssa is going to be critical for our team this year. We have transitioned to a guard heavy line up and we expect her to lead the team from there. She will have to play heavy minutes and do so effectively in order for us to compete this season. I do know she will always give great effort when she’s in practice and on the floor.”

Brown will study environmental science once she arrives in college.

Congratulations Alyssa, on your scholarship!