BENTON -- Kelly High School's Samantha Fisher is no stranger to college-like practices. The Lady Hawks' post-player has a lot of experience with that type of atmosphere in her four years of playing basketball under Kelly head coach Rod McQuerter.
She's planning on taking those past practices with her to Three Rivers Community College where she recently signed a letter of intent to play for the Lady Raiders.
"Coach Rod's practices are based on college practices," said Fisher. "So, I've got an insight on practices we're going to be having. (Coach McQuerter) demands respect so, I already have my respect for Coach Walk because of what Coach Rod taught us."
The 6-1, TRCC recruit is going to be looked upon as another post-player for the Lady Raiders. Fisher averaged seven points a game in her senior year as a Lady Hawk, but pulled down 10 rebounds a game which is what TRCC head coach Jeff Walk is expecting of her.
"She will bring depth at the post," said Walk. "She's athletic and long, she can guard and run the floor."
Fisher was told that there will be tough competition entering the new season this fall. Along with her, three other post-position players are expected to join the Lady Raiders.
"There's about three of four big girls coming in, me included," Fisher said. "There's a lot of post-players that are going to be expected to know what we're doing and be ready by the time the season starts.
"I'm just going to be working my butt off this summer to try and get ready."