SEVIERVILLE – Basketball wasn’t initially on Emma Huskey’s plans after high school, but then realized how much she missed her, and now she’s heading to Maryville College to play it.
She helped lead the Bearettes to a 29-5 record and a district and region championship this winter before Maryville High beat them to the substate.
Huskey was planning to go to Walters State to become a physiotherapist, but things changed once Maryville contacted her.
“At first I didn’t want to continue playing basketball in college,” Huskey said. “I wanted to focus on my education, but after the end of the season I realized how much I missed it. Maryville contacted me, and when I got the chance to play, I knew I could do it.
They play a style of basketball similar to Sevier County, and school seems like the perfect match for them.
“School is a perfect fit for me,” said Huskey. “It’s small, and they’re really handy with the students. I know I will be able to succeed. “
Huskey’s love for the sport has ignited her drive to play to the next level and this summer she will be taking classes and preparing to compete for the Scots. She can’t wait to meet new people and show what she can do with this opportunity.
The Scots are 12-2 this winter in pandemic season, and Huskey believes she will be a good addition to their roster.
“My parents made me believe in myself,” said Huskey. “I used to think I couldn’t play in college, but when Maryville reached out and my mom started talking to me about it, it changed my mind that I could. do this and that I’m pretty good at it.