Macon chooses Auburn Montgomery
by SARALYN NORKUS Banner Sports Writer
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WALKER VALLEY’S Lyndsey Macon will go from Lady Mustang to Lady Warhawk next year, after signing to play basketball for Auburn University at Montgomery on Wednesday. Seated, from left, are Summer Macon, Lyndsey Macon and Jaydan Macon. Standing, from left, are Danny Coggin, Jonathan Dycus, Jessica Stone, Monty Frazier and Mike Turner. Banner photo, SARALYN NORKUS
WALKER VALLEY’S Lyndsey Macon will go from Lady Mustang to Lady Warhawk next year, after signing to play basketball for Auburn University at Montgomery on Wednesday. Seated, from left, are Summer Macon, Lyndsey Macon and Jaydan Macon. Standing, from left, are Danny Coggin, Jonathan Dycus, Jessica Stone, Monty Frazier and Mike Turner. Banner photo, SARALYN NORKUS
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As Walker Valley’s basketball season has crossed over the midway point of the season, senior point guard Lyndsey Macon can check one thing off of her list of goals.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Lady Mustang made her decision to continue her basketball career at the collegiate level and signed with Auburn University at Montgomery.

“This is something I’ve wanted since I was little. I’ve always dreamed of playing at the next level, so this is very exciting,” Macon proclaimed.

Walker Valley coach Jessica Stone, who has been coaching Macon for the past four years, feels AUM will be a good fit for the point guard.

“She’s improved a whole lot over the past four years. I coached her freshman year on JV, and then she moved up to varsity when I moved up,” Stone stated. “She’s got a great ability to find open teammates and distribute the ball and is a really good point guard, and that’s exactly what AUM wants her to do. I think she will be a great fit and I’m really excited for her.”

In her senior season, Macon is averaging 7.4 points per game, 5 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per game.

According to Coach Stone, AUM began to show interest in Macon during her AAU season last spring and summer.

A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, AUM is currently 4-4 in the Southern States Athletic Conference and 9-7 overall.

The Lady Warhawk signee believes her ability to lead, as well as her drive, are what attracted AUM.

“I think they were interested in my leadership skills on the floor. Specifically, Coach Davis told me that he loved the way I see the floor and my passing. I know I have a lot to work on, but it will be a good fit for me,” Macon commented. “I have the ability to drive and am able to get to the rim and create opportunities for my teammates and myself.”

With her college future decided, Macon is focused on helping her team finish the season strong.

Currently, the Lady Mustangs are 11-7 overall and 5-2 in District 5-AAA play. Walker Valley has gone 2-2 in its last four contests.

“I’m hoping that we can turn things around, because right now it’s been up and down,” Macon said. “We should pick things up and do well in the district tournament. I’m looking for big things for the end of the season.”