We had the chance to catch up with Dutchtown standout Zaria Harleaux and asked her a few questions about her commitment to Southern University. She'll be joining a Jaugar team that brings back the bulk of its roster and should compete for another conference championship. We're excited to watch Zaria play at the next level!
Zaria's favorite quote: “ Alone we can do so little; but together we can do so much!”
Why did you choose Southern?
I chose Southern University because it’s close to home and I wanted the opportunity to play for my home town. It has always been my dream to play for Southern because they are a family and a winning program.
Any advice for younger girls looking to follow in your footsteps and play basketball at the next level?
Never stop believing in yourself and your dreams even when others don’t believe in you.
What are you goals for the next step in your basketball career?
The goals I have for my time at Southern University is to continue to work hard to improve as a player and contribute to my team.
When did you realize you had what it takes to play basketball at the next level?
My freshman year when college recruiters showed up to my game is when I realized I had what it took to play on the collegiate level.
What was your recruitment like—when did it begin and when did everything really accelerate?
The recruitment process was very challenging and it picked up my senior year.