Blooming Grove's Tyler Pyburn

Daily Sun File photo/Ron Farmer

Blooming Grove’s Tyler Pyburn, seen here leading the Lady Lions to the Kiwanis Classic title, has signed a letter of intent to accept a scholarship to Arkansas Pine Bluff, a D-I program.

Blooming Grove’s Tyler Pyburn, could always change direction on the basketball court in a split second, and it didn’t take her long to change her mind and head to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where she has accepted a Division I basketball scholarship.

Pyburn had originally planned on attending Texas College in Snyder but is now headed east for Pine Bluff and a future in D-I basketball.

The UAPB Golden Lions will be happy to get Pyburn, who is one of the best girls basketball players in the history of the Blooming Grove girls program and led the Lady Lions to their first district title in more than a decade as a senior.

She led nation in double-doubles as a senior with 27, and was named the Golden Circle girls MVP for the second consecutive season.

Pyburn averaged 23 points and 13 rebounds a game and led the Lady Lions on defense as well.

She was the District 18-3A Player of the Year in basketball and a two-time Golden Circle and District 18-3A first-team volleyball player. She also went to the Region track & field meet the past two years.

“Tyler is one of the most decorated young ladies in the history of Blooming Grove,” said former BG girls coach Richard Cummings.

Pyburn said she plans on majoring in kinesiology and is thinking about possibly becoming a trainer of a coach.