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Two Zachary High School Basketball Players Commit to Colleges | Zechariah

Zachary High School girls’ basketball players Alissa O’Dell and Bria Raymond committed to playing basketball after graduating from Zachary High School.

O’Dell has committed to play at Loyola University in New Orleans, and Raymond has committed to play for Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge.

O’Dell has been named a second-team All-District in the 4-5A District for the past two years. Head coach Tami McClure said O’Dell is a hard worker on and off the court and is very proud of what the young player has achieved so far. McClure said she can’t wait to see what her senior season will bring to her and the team.

“Loyola New Orleans is a great fit for Alissa, and she joins one of the top NAIA schools in the country,” McClure said. “She will grow as a basketball player under Coach (Kellie) Kennedy.”

McClure also praised Raymond saying, “Bria is a very talented senior; she had a few decisive matches last year and we expect more this season.”

“BRCC is a perfect fit for Bria,” she added. “It will give her a few more years to expand her game and become that elite player that we all know she can be. I’m very proud of Bria, and this is a great opportunity for her to be under the direction of coach (Paula) Lee at BRCC.