Selma High’s Tasharri Grimes signs with Wallace Community College-Selma

Published 1:36 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Selma High forward Tasharri Grimes will not be traveling too far to extend her basketball career.

Grimes signed a scholarship with Wallace Community College-Selma on Wednesday at Selma High School.

The 5-foot-7 Grimes said she’s looking forward to playing for the Lady Patriots. She can play both forward and guard positions and will major in computer science.

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“I’m very excited to play for WCCS,” Grimes said. “I’ve got to work on improving my shooting and my left hand.”

WCCS women’s coach Herman Turner is excited about the potential of Grimes, who averaged 13 points and six rebounds a game this season.

“It’s always good to have local athletes in your program,” Turner said. “I’ve known this young lady for years and watched her grow into a good student-athlete.

“We’re very fortunate to have a young lady of her caliber in our program. She’s got mental and physical toughness.”

Selma High coach Anthony Harris said he enjoyed watching Grimes develop into an All-star performer over the last four seasons. She averaged 3.2 points as a freshman, 6.6 points as a sophomore and rose to 15 points and nine rebounds as a junior last year.

“Tasharri has been an outstanding student, an outstanding player and an outstanding citizen,” Harris said. “She will be missed and you can’t replace her. She’s a good athlete and we wish her the best at WCCS.”

Grimes, who played in last year’s state All-Star basketball game, said her goal is to sign a major college scholarship after her WCCS ends.

“I want to play Division I basketball when I’m finished with WCCS,” Grimes said.

Grimes’ mother, Ardonna Grimes, is happy to have her daughter in town for the next two years.

“I’m glad to have her playing at home, I’m not ready for her to leave yet,” Ardonna Grimes.