By CINDY CROSBY
Colleton County High School Cougar Basketball Class of 2020 standout Alex Sherrill recently inked an athletic scholarship to continue his career at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, N.C. The Knights compete in NAIA within the Mid-South and Appalachian Conference. Sherrill hopes to contribute at shooting guard for the Knights.
Sherrill, who has been playing basketball since he was five years old, was a two-year varsity letterman for the Cougars and played for one season on junior varsity. He also participated in football and track and field for Colleton County High.
According to Sherrill, he first considered St. Andrews after Cougar head basketball coach Matt Mullins reached out to the coaching staff about him. “After visiting the campus, I knew it was a great fit for me,” said Sherrill. “I feel I can play a big role in scoring and am willing to help however I can to improve the team. Also, academics played a big role in my decision because it is always books first to play.
“I would like to thank God, my family and my friends for helping me along the way,” said Sherrill. “It has been a long tough road, but they always had my back through it all — and that is deeper than basketball. I would also like to thank Coach Mullins, Coach Davis and Coach Bennett.”
Sherrill is the son of Susan and Anthony Sherrill of Walterboro. He graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was ranked 121st in the Class of 2020. He plans to major in business.