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Cree Nix, daughter of former UT star Dyron Nix, signs with Lipscomb

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

May 30, 2007

Lipscomb Lady Bisons basketball coach Frank Bennett has announced the signing of Cree Nix.

She is the daughter of Shawn and Dyron Nix. Dyron is a former standout basketball player at the University of Tennessee.

Cree was an All-State performer at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Atlanta, Ga. She was named to the GACA AA North All-State Team and was a second team selection on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's AA All-State Team.

As a senior she averaged 7.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. She was credited with 59 steals and 33 assists.

Cree, 5-foot-10, was named to the 6-AA All-Region team. She helped guide Greater Atlanta Christian to the GACA AA State Championship her senior season. She was also a member of the South Forsyth Shootout All-Tournament Team and the Deep South Classic All-Tournament Team.

"Cree is a very athletic and versatile player," said Mike Mitchell, coach at Greater Atlanta Christian School. "She is a great rebounder and defender. She improved a great deal as a shooter and scorer for us this year.

"She is a hard worker and will do what it takes to help her team win. She has been an integral part of the past two seasons in helping to lead GACS to a state runner-up finish her junior year and winning the State Championship her senior year. Cree has the potential to become an excellent college basketball player."

Cree was also a member of the GACA State Championship in track and was also part of two second place state teams. She was AA All-State in the 300 hurdles and was also All-Region and All-Tournament.

Other schools that recruited her include Stetson, Mississippi State, Appalachian State and North Florida.