Glenwood’s Selsor signs to play hoops at Metro State
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Sure-shooting Sharaya Selsor has a little more to be excited about than her upcoming senior season with the Glenwood Springs girls basketball team.
On Wednesday, the shooting guard made it official that her last year with the Demons won’t be her last on the court. Instead, Selsor signed a letter of intent to play at Metro State College in Denver after her prep career ends.
Last season, Selsor averaged 17.1 points per game, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. While the numbers are impressive, her shooting percentages, especially beyond the 3-point arch, are even more astounding. Selsor had a 44.5 field goal percentage, hit 31.2 percent of her 3-pointers (equaling 44 on the year) and drained 74.3 percent of her free throws.
Selsor has had her eye on inking a college deal for a long time and is happy to have it done before ever playing the first game of her senior season.
“I have been worrying about it since my junior year,” she said. “When you are a freshman, you are like ‘I’ll never have to worry about,’ and then it comes really fast, so it really is just a complete load off my shoulders and now I can just relax and enjoy having fun with my girlfriends.”
Metro State, a Division II program who plays in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, went 24-7 last season. The Roadrunners made it to the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament, but lost in the first round to Regis.
This year, Metro will play under new coach Linda Lappe, a former Colorado State girls basketball assistant coach and former University of Colorado player. Selsor had originally talked to Lappe when she was at CSU and planned on trying to go to Fort Collins.
“I had been in contact with (Lappe) for about two years and so we were talking, that’s really where I wanted to go, but then she got the job at Metro and things just kinda fell in place,” Selsor said. “I went an visited there and I loved it.”
Lappe played basketball at CU from 1999-2003 and was a two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference player and helped the Buffs to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances
“I am really excited to be able to play under her and I just think that she is definitely going to help me get to my full potential,” Selsor said of Lappe.
Selsor was very active in the recruiting process and looked at a lot of schools. When she wasn’t playing for a club team in Denver this summer, she was staying busy writing letters.
“Through that I would send two letters a day to certain colleges, I was really trying to get my name out there,” she said. “So I was talking to a lot of the RMAC schools, a lot of D-II schools, a lot smaller than CSU.”
While Selsor is excited for her future as a Roadrunner, she is first and foremost looking ahead to Glenwood’s season, which will begin with the Demon Invitational Dec. 7-8.
“I think we are going to be really good,” Selsor said. “All the girls are working really hard so I feel like we have a good, strong team and we have a good season ahead of us.”
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