Montgomery Exploring Options
Alex Montgomery
Alex Montgomery
HoopGurlz Publisher
Posted Sep 14, 2006

One of the top forwards in the country, Alex Montgomery has been committed to Georgia Tech since mid-June, but has decided to look into other programs.

Alex Montgomery, who was just named a preseason All-American by, is hedging on her commitment to Georgia Tech.

Ranked No. 15 in the country by HoopGurlz, Montgomery just made an official visit to UCLA and is looking to make at least one other official visit, according to her select coach, Buck Buchanon.

Alex Montgomery
Montgomery has not de-committed from Georgia Tech, Buchanon said, but has decided to consider other options.

A 6-foot-1 wing, Montgomery had planned a visit to Oregon State, but has changed her mind and is looking for another school to visit before heading back for an official with Georgia Tech, Buchanon said. Montgomery's mother, Sabrina, moved last year from Atlanta, where Georgia Tech is located, to Tacoma, Wash., where her daughter attends Lincoln High School. She had planned to move back to Atlanta after Montgomery's high-school career was finished, but that plan has changed, according to Buchanon.

UCLA was among the finalists when Montgomery verbaled to Georgia Tech and coach MaChelle Joseph on June 15. Montgomery made her official visit with the Bruins this past weekend with two players from Seattle - Christina Nzekwe and Regina Rogers of Chief Sealth High School - who are ranked 32nd and 42nd, respectively, by Doreena Campbell from Alexandria, Va., No. 83 in the HoopGurlz Hot 100, also was on the visit.

Nzekwe was a teammate of Montgomery's on the YES Baden Elite select team coached by Buchanon.

Montgomery had one of the best summers among the nation's top prospects, vaulting her into an elite category. She is one of the nation's most explosive open-court players and relentless workers on the boards. She is long, has a huge wingspan and gets off the floor quickly, which makes her an effective shot-blocker and offensive rebounder. Montgomery has good enough handle in transition and can finish with either hand and this summer unveiled a vastly improved perimeter game, which turned plenty of heads among major Division I coaches.

Glenn Nelson is the publisher of and the editor-in-chief of Scout Media (, an online sports network and magazine-publishing company and subsidiary of Fox Interactive Media. Glenn also founded and coached the Dragons and Northwest HoopGurlz select girls basketball teams. He previously was a longtime, national-award-winning basketball columnist and writer for The Seattle Times. His work also has appeared in several national magazines and books. He is co-author of "Rising Stars: The Ten Best Players in the NBA" (Rosen Publishing, 2002). He can be reached at

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