Horton signs with PSC

Published 12:01 am Thursday, May 3, 2012

Andalusia’s Alexis Horton plays during the state championship in March. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

It was a day of celebration yesterday as Andalusia senior guard Alexis Horton signed to play basketball at Pensacola State College in the high school’s heritage room.

Horton said it felt “great” to get the college signing over with, and added that the process of selecting a place to play her favorite sport wasn’t all that bad.

“It’s been smooth,” she said.

Horton said PSC had been sending articles to her, detailing the Lady Pirates’ style of play on the court.

“They play a fast-paced type of game,” she said.

That’s nothing new for the graduating senior, who led the Lady Bulldogs to a Class 4A state runner-up finish.

She led her team in points and assists, averaging 20.5 and six per game, respectively.

Additionally, Horton was selected on the first team of the Class 4A All-State girls basketball team; was selected as a finalist for Miss Basketball 2012; and won the south regional tournament most valuable player award.

Horton said PSC kept keeping in touch with her throughout the process, and that made it much easier to decide where to go.

“I’m just excited,” she said.

Horton will visit the campus for the first time on Saturday.

She is the daughter of Tyawanda Barnes of Andalusia and Murray Horton, of Ozark.