May 12, 2004
Albany - It is not as easy as you think for basketball coaches at Albany State and Darton to recruit in a city that as much talent as Albany. T
hat's because most of the city's top high school players want to get away from home when it is time to go off to college.
Fortunately that is not the case for two members of the Westover girls basketball team that made it all the way to the AAA final four this year.
Westover guard Noel Mathis had offers from Norfolk State, FAMU and Ft. Valley State and was also asked to visit LSU.
The honorable mention all-state selection signs with Albany State because she is very happy in her hometown.
Albany State coach Robert Skinner is glad to sign the most valuable player on the Lady Patriots team who led Westover in assists and was second on the team in scoring and rebounding.
Teammate Yakeisha Robinson will be playing her college basketball across the street from the Westover High campus.
Robinson has signed to play for Laura Blackwell and the Darton College Lady Cavaliers.
Robinson is a four year letterwinner for the Lady Patriots where she averaged eight points, two rebounds and two assists per game.
Both Noel Mathis and Yakeisha Robinson are also members of the Westover track team which won the state AAA title last weekend.
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