Wasson, Christopher make decisions


GLADEVILLE -- Two more Wilson Central Lady Wildcats have made decisions on where they will continue their education and basketball careers.

Guard / wing Lauren Wasson committed last week to NAIA power Trevecca Nazarene and is scheduled to sign with the Lady Trojans in ceremonies tentatively slated tonight at WCHS.

Wasson averaged roughly six points and 4.6 rebound per game as a junior. Her high point game was a 14 point effort vs. District 9AAA rival Hendersonville.

She caught the eye of college coaches with an outstanding run over the summer with the Tennessee Elite AAU program.

Trevecca, coached by Mt. Juliet native Gary Van Atta, is presently ranked No. 3 in the NAIA with a 9-0 record. Last season the Lady Trojans finished 23-12 overall and placed second in the NAIA National Tournament.

Point guard Jessyca Christopher committed last week to the University of Alabama - Huntsville, a NCAA Division II school -- a member of the Gulf South Conference.

She will sign with the Lady Chargers during the NCAA’s spring signing period. Christopher averaged 7.5 points per game as a junior and roughly three assists per contest.

A deadly three-point shooter, she racked up a season-high 19 points vs. Mt. Juliet in last year’s Green County Bank Tournament.

Christopher injured a knee during the 2008 region tournament, missing the final four games of the season, but has worked her way back to the floor in rehab. She was also considering a scholarship offer from King College in East Tennessee.

UA-H is coming off a 12-16 record last season under coach Jeff Keller and are off to a 1-4 start this season.

Wasson and Christopher along with University of Georgia signee Jasmine Hassell are all committed for the fall of 2009.