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Sims signs to Meridian CC



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Georgia Mitchell, Catina Freeman and Tiara Sims: Photo by Keith Phillips
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Tiara Sims:

Sims started dribbling a basketball in the second grade when her brother, Len Sims, taught her how to play.

“He made me have love for the game and he taught me the basics,” Sims said. 

Guided by Coach Moore and Coach King, Sims played basketball at Vicksburg Junior High and helped the team reach the Little Six Tournament. After that, she joined the freshman team at VHS and contributed to the Missy Gators’ undefeated season and Little Six Championship under Head Coach Deatra Cable.

“I think I did pretty well that year and Coach Cable helped me develop more into a point guard,” Sims said.

In her sophomore year, Sims made the decision to transfer to Porter’s Chapel Academy to play under the guidance of head coach Casey Fisher.

PCA signing

Casey Fisher and Tiara Sims: Photo by Keith Phillips

“I became more comfortable and my confidence came up but I feel like I reached my full potential at PCA,” Sims said.

At PCA, Sims formed strong connections not only with head coach Casey Fisher but also with assistant coaches Billy White, DeAndre King, Cookie Johnson, and Chandler Upton.

Throughout her junior and senior years, Sims flourished as one of Warren County’s top point guards, scoring 28 points per game in 2022 and 24 points per game in 2023. She also led the Lady Eagles to the playoffs in each of her three years on the team.

“PCA opened up a lot of doors for me and it helped me grow as a person but basketball as a whole has really influenced my next chapter,” Sims said.

Following a lengthy recruitment process, Sims ultimately felt that Meridian Community College was the right place for her to showcase her talents and contribute to their team.

“When I went on a visit it was very welcoming and they were all kind but most of all I was able to fit in there,” Sims said.

Sims thanked her supporters for all the motivation and help along the way to help jumpstart her amazing athletic career.

“I want to thank my family, friends, teammates, coaches and trainers for getting me ready for this next journey in my life,” Sims said.

Basketball has remained a significant aspect of Sims’ life, and now as a collegiate athlete, she can continue living her dream.

“Basketball is my world and it keeps me going and it will always be a part of me,” Sims said.

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