Wetumpka’s Armstrong signs with ASUPublished 11:59am Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Wetumpka Lady Indian senior point guard Adrianne Armstrong signed to play collegiate basketball with the Alabama State Universtiy Lady Hornets Thursday morning.
Also recruited by Auburn University-Montgomery, North Carolina A&T and Troy University, Armstrong, who has attended several camps at ASU growing up, said that familiarity with the school and the coaching staff was the determining factor.
“It played a big factor in (me signing),” she said. “I really appreciate them. With them being so close to me, I feel like the campus would feel like another home away from home. That was another reason why I signed with them.”
Lady Hornets women’s basketball head coach Freda Freeman-Jackson said Armstrong’s understanding of the program makes the two a great fit.
“She understands and knows the coaches,” the ASU coach said. “I think she’s coming into a great situation with her knowing and understand how hard we like to play. So, for us, we know we’re getting a great point guard.”
Freeman-Jackson said the Lady Hornets plan to use the Lady Indian multi-year starter at point, but also develop her at the two-guard.
“She’s going to come in a point guard, but when she develops that jump shot, we’ll be able have her in the two-guard spot, too,” Freeman-Jackson said. “We know that she can get to the basket and handle the ball, but we’d like to play some two-guard for us. But she’s being brought in as a point guard.”
Armstrong said she was excited when schools began contacting her.
“I was very excited about it because in the end, my mom wouldn’t have to pay as much money and I always to play basketball in college, so it was like a dream come true,” she said.
“I felt very good about (signing with ASU). Hopefully, I can just finish with my dreams and become a good basketball player.”