ETSU gets twin pack of b-ballers as Marosites sisters commit to play
Published 8:24 am Wednesday, July 15, 2015
As Elizabethon’s Kelci Marosites and Kayla Marosites looked for which college to attend after high school, one thing was for certain, they were going to be a package deal.
And ETSU will be receiving that package after the twins finish out their final season at Elizabethton High School.
Social media was abuzz Monday night with rumors that the basketball twins had made a verbal commitment to East Tennessee State University, something the two confirmed Tuesday.
According to the Marosites sisters, who were looking at a couple of schools, including North Flordia, ETSU was just the right choice all the way around.
“First of all, we wanted to go to ETSU because of the coaching staff,” Kayla said. “ We really love Coach Brittney Ezell and Coach Nikki Davis.”
For the twins, another plus of going to ETSU is its proximity to the place they call home, Kayla said.
“We would like to stay around here,” Kayla said. “It is a nice community. A lot of our friends and family can come watch us play, which will be very nice.”
With committing early comes some peace of mind for the 5-foot, 10-inch seniors as they close out their career at EHS.
“We can just focus on basketball,” Kelci said. “It will be great to have that pressure out of the way.
While considering the right school, it never crossed the minds of the two Lady Cyclones to separate and go to different colleges, Kayla said.
“We love playing with each other,” Kayla said. “We just have that chemistry with each from being twins and playing together our whole lives that we can just find each other on the court.”
“It is also going to be great to have a best friend to go through college with,” she added. “It’s really fun to play together, too.”
The twins will be heading into their senior season, after a 52-game winning streak that started their sophomore season, and ran through their junior year. So far in their high school careers, the two have hit some big milestone. Both of the Marosites girls surpassed the 1,000-point mark their junior seasons. Kayla closed out last season by being named TSSAA Class AA Miss Basketball. Kelci and Kayla helped the Lady Cyclones grab the TSSAA Class AA State Title in 2014. The two are point contributors, with Kayla averaging 20 points per game and Kelci 15. Both are dangerous from behind the arch, with Kayla shooting 46 percent and Kelci shooting 43 percent.
With the Lady Cyclones falling short of a second state title last season, after losing to Martin Luther 69-57 in the semi-finals, the Marosites girls have one thing on their minds heading into the 2015-16 season.
“We have a chip on our shoulder, and we are wanting another state title,” Kayla said.
The girls said they will be signing with ETSU in November.