Alexa Pennington, a 6-foot-1 forward from Russellville, Ohio, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Eastern Kentucky University, head coach Chrissy Roberts announced today.
Pennington will join the team in the fall semester of the 2019-20 season as a freshman.
“Alexa is a very skilled stretch forward that has a great understanding of the game,” said Roberts. “She is a very well rounded player that will be a great addition to our team. Not only can Alexa score in a variety of ways, she rebounds and passes extremely well. I’m excited to see what the future holds for her.”
Pennington was named all-conference and second team all-district as a junior in 2017-18. She averaged 11 points, seven rebounds and two assists per game that season while helping lead Eastern Brown High School to a conference and sectional championship.
During her sophomore campaign, Pennington helped lead the team to an undefeated conference record. The Warriors posted a 26-2 record while winning sectional, district, and regional championships. She was named all-conference, third team all-district and Associated Press honorable mention all-state. Pennington averaged 11 points with seven rebounds and two assists per game. She had the top three-point shooting percentage on the team.
As a freshman Pennington averaged 11 points per game and was the team’s leading scorer. She also contributed seven rebounds and two assists a game. She was named all-conference and honorable mention all-district.
Pennington picked EKU over Detroit Mercy and Oakland University.
The Colonels will be back in action on Wednesday at Western Michigan University. Tip-off in Kalamazoo is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will air live on ESPN+.
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