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White County senior Masyn Winningham announced his plans for college on Thursday, as he committed to LaGrange College.
The senior played a pivotal role in Warriors’ season, as he helped lead them to a 23-8 record and a berth in the region tournament. One of his biggest moments came in the regular season finale, when he knocked down a three to take down Stone Memorial in the final minutes.
While he says the decision was a tough one, he feels very happy with his choice in LaGrange.
“There were a bunch of great schools and coaches that talked to me and helped me get to where I am,” Winningham said. “It was just really awesome to visit these campuses … it was a really tough decision, but ultimately, I’m glad I could make the right choice for me.”
When the time came to make the big decision, Winningham cites Head Coach Kendal Wallace as one of the main reasons he chose the school.
“I talked to him a lot, and he really wanted me,” Winningham said. “I went down there and hung out with him … Coach Wallace was a huge influence on me.”
With all that comes with being a collegiate athlete, the senior says he’s ready to play at the next level.
“I’m looking forward to playing at the next level for a coach that really wants me,” Winningham said. “I’m really looking forward to the freedom of playing how I want to play … I’m just ready to play basketball.”
He leaves behind a career at White County that saw him put together 84 wins, and he made sure to express his gratitude to the fans in Sparta.
“I really appreciate everyone who was there, supporting me,” Winningham said. “People that were there everyday, they are just awesome fans. They always had my back and they were a big influence on me. I really love everybody that was there.”