By Jeff Odom
Steinbrenner girls basketball player Bailey Hooker will be staying close to home as the forward/guard committed Nov. 12 to Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Hooker led the Warriors with 19.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.1 blocks per game last year en route to a 22-3 record and their first district title and playoff berth.
The Fire, an NAIA program in the Sun Conference, finished 11-17 last season, losing in the first round of the conference tournament.
Hooker will sign her letter of intent at an early signing day ceremony at Steinbrenner Nov. 15.
Freedom’s Godwin picks Minnesota
Freedom football player Nate Godwin will be sporting the maroon and gold of the University of Minnesota next year, as the senior defensive back/running back committed to the Big Ten conference school Oct. 31 after an official visit.
Godwin, who also received Division-I offers from West Virginia, Iowa State, Alabama-Birmingham and South Florida, made his choice public on Twitter: “I have officially committed to the University of Minnesota!”