Greater Atlanta Christian senior point guard, Kaleigh Addie, announced her commitment to Xavier University in Ohio Saturday evening via Instagram.

The 2020 Class 3-A player of the year led the Spartans to a state championship in 2020 and another appearance in 2021.

For the senior guard, she is glad to finally have a commitment and home in Xavier.

“I feel good. It’s a lot of pressure off my shoulders,” said Addie. “I feel like I can just play and not worry about trying to get into school.”

Addie credits her growth to the Spartans basketball program and coaches and is glad she went there.

“They prepared me to become a leader and lead my team,” Addie stated. “Throughout my years at GAC it’s been rough trying to get to the state championship.” Before the Spartans won the championship in 2020 and appeared again in 2021, the last time the Spartans won a state title was in 2007.

As for why she chose to commit to the Musketeers, it was the ongoing communication and felt like home for her.

“Throughout Covid, they were the only school constantly contacting me and wondering how I was doing. When I got hurt and had to sit out for half AAU season, they were still on me, still checking on me. When I had bad games, I still felt the love. They were also concerned with my family, not just me. They made me feel really comfortable and it felt like home.”

Outside of basketball, Addie does a lot to make sure she is staying focused and keeping her mind fresh.

“I’ll hang out with friends,” said Addie. “Motivational quotes help me pull things together. I [also] enjoy spending time with my family.”

One of her favorite quotes is, “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.”

Parents are important and vital to a child’s success. For Addie’s parents, Tara Moyet and Erid Addie who both played college basketball, she is very appreciative to have them in her circle.

“It feels great. They’re always there for me and supporting me. Even when they don’t want to, they take me to the gym. I might not tell them but I really appreciate it and I’m glad they come to every game.”

As she looks forward to her senior season, she has two goals she is looking to accomplish.

“I’m definitely looking forward to reaching 2,000 points and getting the state championship.”

Photo by: Anfernee Patterson/The Atlanta Voice