Nashville --- Tennessee State University women's basketball has signed Rachel Allen to a national letter-of-intent as announced by head coach Tracee Wells.
Allen, a native of Clarksville, Tenn., is in her senior year at Northeast High School after transferring from Fort Campbell three years ago. The 5-5 point guard will join the Lady Tiger program for the 2011-12 campaign.
"I really didn't know what I was going to do," Allen said. "But I went down to the campus during fall break and fell in love with it. I love their basketball program, the campus, the professors and it has my major, which is communications."
Allen's first two years at Northeast provided her the chance to run an offense that went through all-state performer, and eventual Tennessee Lady Vol Kamiko Williams, according to the Leaf Chronicle. When Williams graduated from Northeast prior to last season, Allen was asked to step up her scoring. She responded by averaging 14.5 points, 5.1 assists and 5.2 rebounds.
"We are excited to add Rachel to our team next year," said head coach Tracee Wells. "She is a true point guard and leader on the floor who knows how to make everyone around her better. I expect Rachel to have a great career as a Lady Tiger."