Millington Lady Trojan center Tiara Caldwell signed her national letter of intent to play basketball for the UT-Martin
Lady Skyhawks this afternoon in the Millington Central High School Multi-Purpose Room. Caldwell, a 6-2 post, led her team in scoring and rebound last season. She helped guide the Lady Trojans
to a second-place finish in District 14-3A last regular season.
Caldwell is the third Millington basketball player in
recent years to sign on National Signing to play for UT-Martin.She joins the likes of LaTesa McLaughlin (who transferred to Union University)
and Jasmine Newsome. Newsome is a current standout for the Lady Skyhawks and is the reigning Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year.
The Lady Skyhawks have won the last two OVC Tournament title under Head Coach Kevin McMillan.Back in the 1990s, McMillan was a mainstay in Millington becoming the all-time winningest coach for the Lady Trojans and
guiding Millington to the 1994 State Tournament.The Lady Skyhawks went 23-9 last season with a 15-1
OVC mark in 2011-12 despite having a relatively young roster with one senior.
The 23-win season was the second consecutive 20-win slate for
UT Martin and the second since 1998-99 and fifth 20-win campaign in program history.
En route to the 23 victories, the Skyhawks scored the most points in the nation
per game (80.1) and beat most opponents by at least 11 points.
The Skyhawks were also the nation’s top team in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.43)
and sixth in assists (17.7 apg).
Caldwell said she can't wait to join UT-Martin after her senior year at Millington.
“I can't believe I got here,” she said. “I just feel grateful. I'm just so
glad somebody is giving me the opportunity to play at another level.”Caldwell and the Lady Trojans kickoff the 2012-13 season tomorrow night at home against MHAE with a 6 p.m. tipoff.