By SCOTT MCKIE B.P.
ONE FEATHER STAFF
Avery Mintz is a Lady Brave this year, but next season she’ll be a Bear. The Cherokee senior signed a letter of intent on Wednesday, Nov. 13 to play basketball on a full scholarship next year for Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory.
“I always wanted to play college basketball so it’s a goal that I’ve met for myself,” she said.
Last season, Mintz averaged 19.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.2 steals for the Lady Braves who made it to the 1A Western Regional finals.
Her coach, who is also her father, Chris Mintz, commented, “Anytime you can get one of your players to go onto the next level, if that’s what they want to do, then that’s a special thing.”
Joking, he added, “…especially when it’s your daughter and you don’t have to pay for her college, it makes it even better.”
CHS assistant principal Craig Barker said, “We are very excited for Avery. She is a fine young lady. She represents our school well, all the time, and we are just as excited as we can be that she is going onto the next level and continuing her education. We are expecting great things.”
Last year, Avery signed a letter of intent to play for American University in Washington, D.C., but she pulled her letter back after an unexpected coaching change at the school.