Boyd Christian High School senior and Lady Bronco Morgan DeWeese made it official Monday as she signed to pursue her education in the veterinary field and play basketball for Bryan College.
A standout player for Boyd Christian School, DeWeese will change from a Lady Bronco to a Lady Lion as she pursues her athletic career at the next level in Dayton. The Lady Broncos won both the MTAC championship and the NACA national tournament this year.
“I could not be prouder of a young lady. Morgan has worked hard and has earned this,” said Boyd Christian High School coach Brent Warren. “When I started coaching her as a sophomore, I told her if she would work hard she could be the best post player to come out of Boyd and play at the next level.”
“She bought into that and has worked really hard over the last three years to turn into the player she is today. She has become the player I always knew she could be,” Warren said. “On top of all that, she is a great young lady. She is going to be greatly missed. I have no doubt she will go on to do great things at Bryan College and be a huge part of that program.”
The Lady Broncos have some big shoes to fill since they accomplished so much during the 2016-2017 season.
DeWeese is anxious to go forward and excited about her new opportunity.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” she said. “The MTAC and NACA championships were some of the best moments in basketball for me so far. I really appreciate the influence and guidance of my coaches, Brent Warren and Jim Carden.”
DeWeese also was named MTAC all-conference and all-tournament, including being named to the girls Division 5 all-tournament team.
“We’re very proud she worked so hard getting to where she is and when it finally happened we were very excited,” said mother Tammy DeWeese.
Bryan College coach Bryon Lawhon thinks DeWeese will be an immediate asset in Dayton.
“We’re really excited to have her,” Lawhon said. “She has a lot of growth potential and plays a very aggressive style of ball. She runs the court well and has a great attitude. Coming from a Christian school to Bryan (Christian school) is a very good fit and I look forward to coaching her over the next four years.”