By Mac McLeod,
Livingston Academy senior Matthew Sells signed a Letter of Intent last week to attend Lincoln Memorial University next season to play basketball.
The son of Tonia and Billy Sells, Matthew is currently the fourth leading scorer in Livingston Academy history with a 3-year total of 1,978 points. He trails Chase Dunn by 530 points to take over the top spot at the school.
“Several things led me to go to Lincoln,” Sells stated. “I loved the campus, it’s not a huge school, and I have a chance to play my freshman season. Jimmy (LA head coach Jimmy Miller) went to school there, and that helped me decide.
“I’m really looking forward to moving on to the next level of basketball.”
In his three seasons as a Wildcat, Sells averaged 14 points per game as a freshman, as a sophomore he posted 21 ppg, and in his junior year, with most opponents double and even triple teaming him, he averaged an amazing 27 points per contest.
“Matthew will fit right in at Lincoln,” Coach Miller added, “and he is close enough to here that we can slip off and watch him play.”
Lincoln University is located near the Cumberland Gap where Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia come together, about a 3-hour drive from Livingston.
Matthew is the third child of Billy and Tonia to sign a scholarship to play basketball.