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McCormick Transferring From UMass For Senior Year

Heuvelton Central great Paige McCormick announced on Saturday on Twitter that she was transferring from the University of Massachusetts Women's Basketball program for her senior year.

McCormick scored 2,452 career points at Heuvelton to rank second all-time in Section 10 behind Malone's Missy West (2605). She led the Bulldogs to New York State Class D Championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and was named the NYS Player of the Year in all three seasons.

She made a very smooth transition to NCAA Division I Basketball, starting 20 games as a freshman. After being hindered by injuries in her sophomore season she rebounded to start the first 20 games this season for the Minutewomen who finished at 20-11 overall and 9-7 in the Atlantic 10 Conference and lost to St. Louis University 65-52 in the A-10 Tournament.

She played in the final 11 games as a reserve and scored a season-high 18 points against Brown and enjoyed season highs of 12 rebounds and 4 steals against Central Connecticutt on Dec. 30 where she also scored 13 points. She followed with an outstanding 4-6 shooting game against Duquesne where she went 3-3 from 3-point range and scored 16 points.On the season she averaged 5.6 points and 3.8 rebounds a game.

In her twitter post on Saturday, she announced her transfer plans.

"Thank you to my amazing teammates as well as the coaching staff at UMass for giving me a home for the past three years. With that being said, I have decided to do what is best for me and enter the transfer portal in search of a new home to finish out my collegiate career. Thank you to everyone who as supported me and helped along thus far. I am very excited for this new journey," said McCormick who is majoring in Public Health at UMass.

Heuvelton's Paige McCormick has announced plans to transfer from UMass for her senior season. (UMass Photo)


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