May 31, 2006
Albany-- Last winter Rosalyn Harris was told she had to stop playing with the Dougherty High Lady Trojans basketball team, because Doctors suspected she had a heart problem. Wednesday The 18 year old Harris signed a basketball scholarship with South Georgia Tech in Americus.
Her mother, teammates, Dougherty Coach Charlene Jackson, and South Georgia Tech women's coach Brandon Harrell were all looking on. Harris sat out about two months of her high school senior season, because Doctors said they had detected a blockage in her heart.
Harris said having to sit out made her realize how much she loved basketball. Harris said "Basketball still means a lot to me. Me not playing those games, it was hard because I really wanted to get on the floor and play. It was hard seeing everybody else on the floor, and I was sitting on the bench."
Jackson said "The fact that she did not think she was going to be able to play, kind of opened her eyes to what it really meant to her. An now that she is back, I think it means a whole lot more to her. "
Harris came back to play the final part of the 2006 season with Dougherty, averaging 6 points, 4 assists, five steals, and three rebounds a game.
Now she says with full medical clearance, Rosalyn Harris looks forward to playing for South Georgia Tech's Lady Jets.