Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Stampede's Bria Smith Signs to Play Basketball at Tuskegee

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Stampede's Bria Smith Signs to Play Basketball at Tuskegee

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Graduation will be a major accomplishment in Bria Smith's life, but another ceremony ranks as a close second.

Smith, a senior at Paul W. Bryant High School, signed Tuesday to play basketball at Tuskegee University.

"It has to be in the top two," Smith said. "With graduation coming up, that would be No. 1.

"This has been one of my goals since I was a freshman. My best friend and I had a goal to sign together, and we're doing just that."

During Tuesday's ceremony, Tila Green signed to run track at the University of Montevallo.

Smith visited the Tuskegee campus over the summer.

"I plan to go into nursing, and I found out they have one of the top nursing schools," she said. "That's what really made me want to go. It was a while before I got the offer. It just came recently. …

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