Braydin Russell signs to play college basketball at Fort Scott

A few seasons ago it appeared Guthrie senior Braydin Russell was not going to ever be able to play high school basketball. On Wednesday, she signed her letter to play college basketball.

Russell suffered a major knee injury that kept her sidelined for over a year before making her way back on the floor for her senior campaign for the Lady Jays.

Russell, daughter of Doug and Jennifer Russell, signed with Fort Scott Community College, located in Kansas, as she was surrounded by family, teammates, and coaches.

Lady Jays head coach Breck Clark spoke to the gathered crowd inside the school’s gymnasium about Russell’s work ethic that allowed her to play her senior season.

Russell, who helped Guthrie to 14 wins and one away from the state tournament, was named honorable mention for the deep and talented Suburban Conference this past season.

“It would have been impossible to have the season we had without her. Proud Coach.”

Fort Scott introduced Emily Somerville earlier this month as the new women’s coach for the Greyhounds.


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