Top female point guard signs with Tigers and settling in at Auburn University
Guardian Sports Reporter
When Cedricka Sweeting signed on the dotted line committing herself to the Auburn University Tigers women's basketball team, she said "it was a path that God directed me on".
Now the 5'5 shooting guard is ready to tip-off the season.
Sweeting is settling in at Auburn, familiarizing herself with the new lifestyle as a college basketball player.
She recently moved onto the campus early last week, which she said will change her life for the best.
"Nothing happens without God and everything is in his time," the young player said.?
"I?am very humble and grateful for this experience. This is a blessing, a journey that started a long time ago.
"I wasn't sure where I?was going. I?knew that I?wanted to go to college so I left it up to God.
"I?am happy up here. I?don't think it will be a big change, but if it is I?will make the best out of it. I?have seen the gym, it is huge so that was a big adjustment for me.
"I?know I?can do it. I am going to work hard, play harder and get the job that needs to be done completed."
Sweeting was known as one of the top point guards in the country at the junior level, before moving to Florida for high school.
Coming up in the Patrica (Patty or Ms J) Johnson basketball program, she said she's learned a lot and is grateful to her first coaches, which also include her dad Cedrick 'Space' Sweeting.
The young guard graduated from South Broward High in Florida.
She averages about 17 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and three steals per game.
Sweeting led her high school to a 17-9 win/loss record and a semifinal appearance at the regional level.
She was named All-County and was a Sun-Sentinel Fab Five honoree.
She is expected to play an integral role in the Tigers' offense when the season starts in November.
The Tigers are scheduled to play in the Wolfpack Invitational in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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