The high school basketball season is just getting started around East Texas and one of the area’s best players has already decided where she’ll be playing next year.

John Tyler forward/guard Alyssa Mayfield has decided to continue her basketball career at Stephen F. Austin next year.

Mayfield is coming off of a strong junior season with the Lions where she averaged over 15 points a game. Her 2016-2017 season is already off to a great start as she opened the year with a 31 point outing against Garland Lakeview Centennial.

Mayfield is happy to stay close to her family and she hopes to lead the Ladyjacks back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006.