Adisyn Smith signs with Maryville College

By Ken Lay

Adisyn Smith finalized a few of her future plans recently.

Smith, a basketball player for Powell High School, signed her National Letter of Intent on Saturday, Jan. 21, at a local restaurant as her family, teammates and friends were in attendance.

She’ll continue her basketball career and academic pursuits just down the road at Maryville College.

Smith said she chose to play for the Scots in part due to head coach Darrin Travillian.

“A big reason that I chose Maryville was because of coach Travillian. He was very welcoming,” Smith said. “He was also the first college coach to reach out to me. He still makes me feel at home. Maryville just felt like home.”

She’ll enter Maryville as a nursing major.

“I’ll major in nursing and they have a good program,” Smith said. “It’s a small campus and they have small classes and I’ve always been a one-on-one learner.”

At first, Smith said that she really wasn’t looking to stay close to home. During the recruiting process, however, she had a change of heart as she also considered Berea College in Kentucky.

“At first, I didn’t really want to stay close to home,” she said. “My other choice was Berea, but they’re switching conferences and my family wouldn’t get to see me play.

“I decided that I wanted to stay close to home because family is a No. 1 priority for me.”