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Collins senior girls’ basketball standout Aaliyah Wells has rescinded her commitment to play college hoops for Vincennes (Ind.) University Junior College and orally committed to Morehead State.
“It’s understandable,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said. “That’s what everybody dreams about, going to play at the Division One level. It’s great for her.”
Wells averaged 20.1 points and 10 rebounds per game this season in leading the Titans to a 16-15 record and into the 8th Region Tournament semifinals.
“I’m relieved,” said Wells, who initially committed to Vincennes in January but changed her mind after Morehead State made a late push.
“They came in really late,” Conder said. “She got their attention at the Nelson County game.”
Wells scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in Collins’ 43-41 loss at Nelson County on Feb. 15 – the Titans’ final game of the regular season.
“They brought her down for a workout last week and offered her,” Conder said.
Wells said she accepted that offer Monday.
“I’m ready to start a new beginning,” she said.
The Eagles went 9-21, including 5-11 in the Ohio Valley Conference (they finished fifth in the 6-team OVC East), this past season with an extremely young team. Morehead State’s roster included four juniors, five sophomores and four freshmen.
Junior guard Terrice Robinson led the squad with 17.5 points per game on her way to earning second-team All-OVC honors.
Wells scored nearly 2,000 points and had more than 1,000 rebounds in her high school career.
“She holds almost every record that we have,” Conder said. “She played phenomenal [last season], and she’s just the most coachable kid I’ve ever had.
“She’ll do fine at the next level.”