Union Academy's MaKayla Smith will continue her education and basketball career at Lees-McRae college this fall. Smith, the 2018-19 UCHOOPS Player of the Year signed her letter of intent at Union Academy with friends, family and teammates surrounding her. Ms. Smith finished the 2018-19 season leading Union Co. in scoring with a 19.6 ppg average and also led Union Co. in assists with a 5.1 per game average. Smith also grabbed 5.8 rebounds per game and had 4.9 steals per game. MaKayla joined the 1000 point club this season while being named 1st Team All-UnionCountyHoops, All-PAC7 along with being named 2018-19 PAC7 Player of the Year and was named 2nd team All-District. MaKayla was named UnionCountyHoops.com's Player of the Week for week 10. Ms. Smith helped lead the Union Academy Cardinals to a 27-3 record and to the NC 1A Elite-8. Congrats MaKayla!