Calhoun High senior Chapin Rierson (front row, center) signed a basketball scholarship with Georgia College and State University (Milledgeville, Ga.) on Thursday.

Rierson said of the signing: “It’s very relieving (to sign today), and it’s exciting knowing where I’m going and that I’m going to get to play college basketball. A lot of people’s career ends when they are done playing high school ball, but I’m excited to get an opportunity to play on the collegiate level. (Georgia College) is in a really good NCAA Division II conference that has a lot of Division I transfers and good competition. The academics are great, and the campus is very nice. And I feel like I have a good chance to go down there and play as a freshman. It’s a little nerve-racking, going to be on your own and take responsibility for everything. But it’s also going to be fun to start a new chapter, meet new people and get to further my education.”

Also attending the signing were: Father Steve Rierson (front row, from left), mother Jane Rierson, Calhoun High principal Peter Coombe (back row, from left), Calhoun High assistant basketball coach DeShawn Printup, Calhoun High head basketball coach Vince Layson, Calhoun High assistant basketball coach Brock Holley and Calhoun High athletic director Hal Lamb.