Four-star Class of 2021 guard Shyanne Sellers made her commitment to Maryland women’s basketball official by signing her National Letter of Intent Wednesday morning.
Sellers described the excitement over the arrival of signing day as “a sense of relief” to Testudo Times on Tuesday, as she’s been waiting for this since she verbally committed back in April.
Her future teammates had been awaiting for the day in anticipation as well.
Early Tuesday morning, the Aurora, Ohio, native, received a call from Terp forward Faith Masonius. The sophomore was so eager about Sellers’ signing that she accidentally mixed up the days.
“Faith Facetimed this morning because she thought [signing day] was today,” Sellers told Testudo Times. “She was so excited and she wanted to be the first one to congratulate me.”
In addition to officially becoming teammates with the current roster, Sellers is also looking forward to to getting outside of her box by trading her small town, about 20 miles outside of Akron, Ohio, for a school near two large cities, Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
For now, Sellers looks forward to getting back on the court with her Aurora High School teammates this winter. The team had its first scrimmage early last week and are continuing to get ready for the season. Despite already securing a spot on Brenda Frese’s squad, Sellers believes this year is her chance to shine.
“I have a lot to prove this season, why I am one of the best,” Sellers said. “I walk around with a chip on my shoulder, and just because I am committed, that won’t change.”
Sellers provides scoring, defensive length steals and rebounding to a Maryland program looking for all-around players. Sellers does not think it is common to see many players who can do what she can however, she is not afraid of, and looking forward to, working for her spot.
“If coach needs me to rebound, I will. If she needs me to score, I will. If she needs me to facilitate, I will,” Sellers said. “And if she needs me to cheer on the bench, I will.”