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Black reveals plans to sign deal with LSU

Brookhaven guard/forward Swayze Black has made a verbalcommitment to sign a basketball scholarship with the LSU LadyTigers next month. Black made her decision after visiting the BatonRouge campus last weekend.

Black, a 6-foot-2, All-State selection as a junior and asophomore, was heavily recruited by Ole Miss and Southern Miss. Shevisited Southern Miss two weekends ago for homecoming.

As a junior, Black averaged 13.2 points and 10 rebounds pergame, helping lead the Lady Panthers to a runners-up finish in theClass 4A state tournament. Last summer she was selected the MostValuable Defensive Player in the Mississippi Association of CoachesAll-Star Basketball Game.

At LSU, Black will play for Van Chancellor, former Ole Miss andHouston Comets head coach. This is Chancellor’s first season at theLSU helm.

Ole Brook teammate Nikki Byrd already has committed to sign withOle Miss on Nov. 7. Byrd and Black were chosen the Most ValuablePlayers on The DAILY LEADER’s 2007 All-Lincoln County BasketballTeam.