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Perry to Be Honored in Bolivar

Hardeman County will welcome home former Middleton Tiger Chelsey Perry on November 6 at the Hardeman County Courthouse Court Square.

Drafted 26th by the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, Perry in the first two games of the regular season, but was released on May 17 only to be resigned June 28. She missed the last 12 games of the season due a torn right ACL suffered in practice. In six regular season games played, Perry averaged 2.2 points, 1.0 rebound and 6.7 minutes per contest.

The event will take place from 12:30-2:00 p.m. and will be broadcast live on WOJG Radio, according to event planners and guest speakers will address the attendees.

There will be Indiana Fever Perry #10 t-shirts given at the event and Indiana Fever balloons for the kids attending, with refreshments served as well.

Perry’s college career with UT-Martin saw her finish as Tennessee-Martin’s all-time leader with 228 career blocks, third all-time in scoring with 1,963 points, fourth in career field goals made with 733, fourth with 768 career rebounds and also tied for fifth with Pat Summitt for career free throws made with 368.

She was a two-time Player of the Year in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Perry is the first player in UT Martin history to be taken in the WNBA Draft while ranking as the highest selection in OVC history as well.

At Middleton, Perry earned the Most Valuable Player award at the 2015 TSSAA State Championship, helping lead her team to the state title and an undefeated season in her sophomore season.

The event is being done as a “thank you” for all those who supported her throughout her career.