Spain Park’s Sarah Ashlee Barker commits to UGA

VIDEO: Sarah Ashlee Barker commits to Georgia

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Spain Park High School basketball player Sarah Ashlee Barker committed to Georgia over the weekend.

“Every time I went down there, it was amazing. The atmosphere was awesome and I knew there was something special about Athens. People have said it to me before but you don’t know until you’re down there,” the Spain Park junior said.

Barker is the first Spain Park women’s basketball player to play at a Power 5 school. “It’s a big relief just because I now get to focus on my team here. I have two years left,” Barker added.

Barker chose Georgia over Alabama and Auburn. She is the daughter of former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker and younger sister to Alabama freshman quarterback Braxton Barker.

“I will always love Alabama football, but I have to do what’s best for me & what’s best for me is playing at Georgia," Barker said.

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