Levi inks Basketball scholarship with Bryan

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Amber Levi sits between proud parent Jeff and Sue Ann Levi with brother Matt Levi. Back row - Lady Lion Coach Jason Smith and Lady Eagle Coach Shane Johnston (photo: Rhea Review / Elmer Harris)

Evensville, TN — Lady Eagle Amber Levi made it official today by inking a basketball scholarship with Bryan College.  On the court, she’s a game changer.  She scored over 900 career points for Rhea County and finished her senior year shooting over 42% from behind the arc.

Amber Levi and Lady Eagles
Amber Levi with full support of the Lady Eagles Basketball team. (photo: Rhea Review / Elmer Harris)

Levi had many offers but chose Bryan because it’s close to home.

“I ended up choosing Bryan because my family and this community. I have so much support from them, and I hope that continues. I’ll be close and they can come to my games,” said Levi.  “It’s a great school, so I’m really excited.”

Choosing a school is a big decision says Lady Eagles Basketball Coach Shane Johnston.

“I know that this is an exciting day for Amber, her family, and this basketball program.  She’s a fine young lady and we are humbled that we have had the opportunity to work with her during her high school career and wish her the best.”

“Amber has been a fine representative of her high school and community in her time at Rhea County High School.  She is delightful young lady, she takes care of her academic work, and makes all of Rhea County proud as she represents us around the state when we travel and play the game of basketball,” adds Johnston.

Amber Levi with one of her many threes against Warren County - 2014 (photo: Gary Bolden / Rhea Review)
Amber Levi with one of her many threes against Warren County – 2014 (photo: Gary Bolden / Rhea Review)

Coach Johnston says her leadership qualities show on and off the court.

“Above all else, she’s a great young lady,” insists Johnston. “If my daughters could grow up and have the moral fiber, character and leadership qualities that she has – I’d feel like I did my job as a dad.”

Those character traits weren’t lost on Lady Lions Coach Jason Smith.

“I am extremely excited that an outstanding Rhea County athlete will finally be donning a Lady Lions varsity uniform, but more importantly it is Amber’s high academic and moral standards that make her a great addition to our program,” said Smith.

“Hopefully, she is the first of many to come from Coach Johnston’s program.  I am thrilled that her family will get an opportunity to see her play and bring in local interest to Bryan,” added Smith.

RCHS Athletic Director Micah Ruehling is always glad to see one of his students advance their academics through athletics.

“​This is a great sign for Bryan,” said Reuhling.  “She is an outstanding person, player, and student!”

Amber says she currently plans on majoring in Pre-med.

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