Sidney Blackwell (PR)
Porter Ridge's Blackwell picks her college!
Porter Ridge's rising junior Sidney Blackwell has committed to continue her academic and basketball career at Tennessee-Martin. Blackwell announced her intentions via twitter, "I would like to thank God for blessing me with the passion and ability to play the sport I love. He has always guided me and kept me on the right path to reach my goals. I want to thank my parents for everything. Taking me to every game, every workout, and every practice. They've always got me where I needed to go. Their love and support has got me where I am today. I would like to thank all the coaches and trainers who have helped me get to this point. Coach Tim, Coach Drew, Coach Brittany, Coach Lyn, Coach Jordan, Coach Mo, Coach Ben and everyone else who has helped me along this journey. I want to thank the coaches at UT Martin for believing in me and with that being said, I will be committing to The University of Tennessee-Martin. Go Skyhawks!"
Blackwell was named 2nd team All-UCHoops & All-SCC as a sophomore after averaging 16.3 ppg and shooting 42% from 3 while leading the Pirates to the 2nd round of the state playoffs. As a Freshman Syd "The Kid" was named to the All-Newcomer team afer putting up 11.1 ppg and 31% from 3. Congratulations Sidney!