GLASGOW — Lady Scottie star basketball center Ashanti Gore announced on Monday that she would be continuing her basketball career at Campbellsville University where she will play for the Lady Tigers after graduation.
Gore was one of the top players in 4th Region girls’ basketball in 2020 as she was named region player of the year by coaches after averaging 17.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.
“It means a lot and it really is a blessing,” Gore said of her commitment. “It’s a blessing to go to a good program that has so many good people in it.”
Gore was a double-double machine throughout her career at Glasgow and was also incredibly vital to the Lady Scotties’ success. In the past three seasons in which she averaged double figures in scoring, Glasgow managed to win more than 20 games while reaching the region tournament each season.
“I love that place,” Gore said of Glasgow High School. “I’ve been through so much with so many great people. I’ve just had so many great experiences there that I will never forget.”
Gore will be joining some familiar faces as she joins Campbellsville’s program. Barren County’s Elizabeth Bertram will also be playing for the Lady Tigers in the fall and former Trojanette Bailey Pedigo has already been in the program for a full season.
“I feel like it would be good for me to play with players like Elizabeth because we are all really good players,” Gore said. “It will bring out the best in us.”
Former Glasgow coach Justin Stinson was also able to comment on Gore being able to continue her basketball career at the next level.
“It’s just an awesome honor for her and her family,” Stinson said. “She is going to an NAIA national power, which is a great program that has seen a lot of success with a great coach. She has great hands and great athleticism in the post. She absolutely has what it takes to compete.”
“Anytime you talk about a kid who scored over 1,000 points and grabbed over 1,000 rebounds — you are talking about a major loss,” Stinson said of the void that will be left by Gore. “The program still has plenty of talent, but the Lady Scotties are going to miss Ashanti Gore.”