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Bandys' Jesse Story verbally commits to Lenoir-Rhyne

September 22, 2011

A Bandys basketball player made her decision to commit to Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Jesse Story, the defending player of the year in the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference, announced her decision Wednesday to commit to the Bears. She will sign a full scholarship in early November, which is when schools are permitted to start signings for the 2012 season.

She made the decision to sign with L-R over Davidson, Mars Hill and her mother's alma mater, Appalachian State.

Not only is Story involved in basketball, but her entire family is, as well. Jesse's mother, Mitzi, was an all-state basketball player. Her father, Mark, is the current Trojans boys basketball coach entering his first season. Her sister, Madi, was a freshman on last year's team and is entering her sophomore campaign.

Story averaged just under 17 points per game during her junior season last year. She also surpassed the 1,000-point mark in her career and led the Lady Trojans to a 27-4 record last season, including a CVAC tournament championship and playoff appearance.

The Trojans were eliminated in the Regional Semifinals in Greensboro by eventual-state champion Salisbury (27-1).

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