By Erik Harris, sports editor
TRUSSVILLE — Amir Brown has become the second member of the Hewitt-Trussville girls basketball team to announce her plans to play college basketball.
The 6’0” senior on Thursday announced her intentions to play for Talladega College during a signing ceremony with coaches, family and friends.
“Finally turning my dreams into reality,” said Brown in a written statement. “First and foremost, I would like to thank God for giving me the ability to play this game. I would like to thank my parents and family for being the support that I needed, especially at times where I felt that I had no place playing this game.”
Brown, a starting forward for the Class 7A runner-up Huskies, recorded 61 blocks, more than 170 rebounds and north of 150 points as a senior last season. Hewitt-Trussville head coach Tonya Hunter says Brown did a lot for her team, much of which did not show up on the stat sheet.
Her impact is certainly seen in the team’s final record: 29-5. The Huskies came in at No. 3 in the final Class 7A rankings of the year and strung together three playoff wins to finish as the state runner-up behind top-ranked Hoover.
Brown also thanked her current and former coaches along with her trainers for the roles they played in her journey: “Thank you all for taking your time and seeing the potential in me.”
She joins fellow Hewitt-Trussville senior Amiya Payne, who has signed with Middle Tennessee State University, as college-bound players. “Dreams to Reality” – @amirgabrielle03 moves on to the next level. Proud of the work she put in to give herself an opportunity! #workedforIT pic.twitter.com/Y9I0qxwLlT — HT Girls Basketball (@HT_GIRLS) March 25, 2021
“Dreams to Reality” – @amirgabrielle03 moves on to the next level. Proud of the work she put in to give herself an opportunity! #workedforIT pic.twitter.com/Y9I0qxwLlT
— HT Girls Basketball (@HT_GIRLS) March 25, 2021