Nov. 19, 2009
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -
Lytle High School standout guard Cheyenne Berry has signed a National Letter of Intent to play her collegiate basketball at Stephen F. Austin announced Ladyjack head coach Lee Ann Riley Thursday afternoon. Berry's signature brings the Ladyjacks' 2009 class to three players joining Nia Bradford and Sha Turner who signed last week.
"We are thrilled to announce the signing of Cheyenne Berry," said Riley. "We have been watching her play since her sophomore year and just love the way she plays the game. The ultimate competitor, she will do whatever it takes to win. Cheyenne has the ability to hit the three or score off the dribble, but I think
her best asset is her court vision and passing skills.
"Playing for Coach Monica Green, she has led Lytle High School to the playoffs every season. She spent the last three summers playing for Team Xpress, which is one of the top AAU programs in the country," added Riley.
Berry averaged nearly a triple-double per game during her junior season scoring 22 points, pulling down eight rebounds and finishing among the state's leaders with eight assists.
"Chey's court vision is like no other, and her ability to make things happen allows her offensive game to expand and carry over to her teammates that are out on the court with her," said Lytle High School Coach Monica Green. "Her leadership on and off the court allows her to make her teammates better players as well as individuals. This has helped bring our level of play to a higher level, and will help us be that much more successful in the end."
Berry had a huge impact for Lytle at both ends of the floor. She finished up her junior season averaging two steals per contest.
"Cheyenne is the epitome of a leader," said Berry's AAU Coach Theresa Nunn. "She's not only a vocal leader, but is a strong, physical guard who is a fierce competitor and has excellent court vision. With her great passing and consistent scoring ability, she will definitely be a strong asset the moment she steps on the court."
"When I took my visit, I fell in love with the atmosphere," said Berry. "After hangin with the team and seeing all that SFA had to offer, I knew I could see myself there for the next four years. Thanks to all the time, dedication and support from my parents and older brother (who invested) in my basketball career, I'll now get an opportunity of a lifetime. I feel fortunate enough to have had parents who attended every game since the seventh grade and a brother who pushed as hard as he did to make me into the player I have become."