Girls Varsity Basketball · Puckett signs with Lady Vols


MUSCLE SHOALS – Senior Sara Puckett, ranked the 27th best player in the national and 8th ranked forward, signed her national letter-of-intent Thursday afternoon with the University of Tennessee.

Puckett, a member of the MSHS varsity team since the seventh grade, has now amassed 1,830 points and 963 rebuounds in her career. She averaged 20.3 ppg., 11.4 rpg. and 2.7 apg. last season, tallying 65 steals and 49 blocks as a junior last season.

Among her honors, Puckett is a two-time Alabama Sports Writers Association 6A All-State First Team selection (2019, 2020) and a third-team choice in 2018. She was selected for the AHSAA North-South All-Star Game in 2020 and was named the TimesDaily 4A-7A Player of the Year in 2019 and 2020.

Puckett received scholarship offers from virtually every Division I program in the national and chose the Lady Vols over Mississippi State, Louisville, Kentucky, Florida State and Georgia.