Fey signs with Grand View

Joe RandlemanStaff Writer
Fey signs with Grand View

Nevada senior Alli Fey continued a legacy Monday when she signed a Letter of Intent to play women’s basketball at Grand View University in Des Moines.

Fey will be attending the same university that graduated both of her parents - Joel and Sea Fey of Nevada. She is also the next in a long line of athletes from Nevada to play collegiate sports at Grand View.

“I’m so excited,” Fey said. “My dad played at Grand View and mom went to Grand View nursing (school), so I thought I’d major in nursing too. I’m keeping it going.”

Last season as a high school junior, Fey averaged 9.0 points and 3.4 assists per game as part of Nevada’s Class 3A girls’ basketball state championship team. Coming off a back injury to start her senior season, she is averaging 8.3 points and 2.4 assists to help Nevada get off to a 8-1 start and earn the No. 1 ranking in 3A.

“We like athletes and Alli is a great athlete,” Grand View head women’s basketball coach Garey Smith said. “My whole life I’ve liked kids that play defense and she’s a very talented defensive player. She can play at a two or a three — she’s got the length — and that changes what other teams can do. We’ve always been blessed with all kinds of talented post players and that allows us to press a little bit. That will fit right in with her skill level. On top of that, she personifies what we’re about; she’s a great student and that’s mandatory at our place.”

Fey is relishing the chance to fulfill a dream.

“I’ve always wanted to play basketball in college,” Fey said. “I’m pretty blessed and I’m excited. They redid all the buildings, so I’m excited to be on campus and I really like the coaches. I’ve met a few players on the team and I’ve played basketball with a few players that are signing, so I’m just excited to be with those girls.”