Lubbock 14-year-old has two DI offers, including Lady Raiders

Updated: May. 5, 2021 at 10:26 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Aaliyah Chavez is a 14-year-old 8th grader at Evans Middle School. In the last month the Class of 2025 athlete landed her first two Division I offers from the Lady Raiders and Arkansas.

“I was really surprised just because I felt like I’ve been pushing all my life just trying to get an offer to college. I was excited when I got my second offer. I’m pushing myself showing that I can play with older kids.”

Lubbock’s Aaliyah Chavez is a 14 year old 8th grader at Evans Middle School. Despite being in the Class of 2025, she...

Posted by Pete Christy KCBD on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Aaliyah has been in countless hours daily to hone her skills out at The Lab at 55-4 Wayne Avenue with her dad Sonny. She has incredible work ethic and solid ball-handling and shooting skills. While I was there, I was blown away. She took close to 300 shots and only missed five or six.

“I try not to. I put up 1500 to 2000 shots a day and I really want to show I can shoot. I’m not just a point guard.”

Despite being 14, Aaliyah plays up two grades on the 16U EYBL Nike/Cy Fair team in the Metroplex. In the last tournament, she averaged 18 points 5 rebounds and six assists a game.

In September she will be a Freshman at Monterey and start her high school career with the Lady Plainsmen.

Remember she’s only so she’ll keep improving and keep getting DI offers.

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