Carver basketball player signs with Savannah State University

Carver basketball player signs with Savannah State University

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Surrounded by family and friends -- at a distance -- Carver senior guard Diamond McGilberry made it official on Friday afternoon, signing a scholarship offer to play basketball at Savannah State University with an eye toward a career in nursing.

“I just loved how, when I spoke to the coach, I just felt like Savannah State was home even though I didn’t get to go visit," McGilberry said. “I just felt like Savannah State had a lot of aspects that other schools didn’t have.”

McGilberry transferred to Carver for her senior season, and in a bench role averaged seven points, three rebounds, and two assists to help take the Lady Tigers to the state semfinals in GHSA Class 4A.

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