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Rhodes signs to play college hoops

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, June 2, 2012

HEADING TO KANSAS - Slidell graduate Brooke Rhodes inked a letter of intent to play basketball at Central Christian College of Kansas this week. Messenger photo by Richard Greene

Brooke Rhodes battled through a torn anterior cruciate ligament to lead the Slidell Lady Greyhounds to a District 17-A title and a third straight trip to the Class A Region III Division II tournament.

Rhodes averaged 20.4 points and 9.6 rebounds on the way to earning the 17-A and the Messenger’s All-Wise Offensive Player of the Year awards.

The senior will now take her talents north to play at Central Christian College of Kansas. Rhodes signed a letter of intent with the school located in McPherson Wednesday.

“I liked where it was and the size is not too big coming from Slidell,” Rhodes said. “When I went to visit, I liked it and could see myself playing there.”

Central Christian assistant coach Jamie Sparks said Rhodes is expected to be an asset to the team.

“She has a great skill set and is aggressive,” Sparks said.

Rhodes hopes to step in and play right away. She knows she will have to adjust her game and play more at guard. She played mostly at forward for the Lady Greyhounds.

“It’ll be faster,” Rhodes said. “That will be the main adjustment. I can’t jog down the court.”

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