Superstar in Waiting

Kiwi basketball sensation Jessica McCormack, 17, has signed with the University of  Washington in Seattle, The 1.94m teenager won a Commonwealth Games silver medal this year with the Tall Ferns, for whom she has played since the age of 15. “[Jessica] is a player with a multitude of skills and experience and may quite easily be the most talented post player for her age of 17 in the world,” says Washington Huskies coach June Dougherty. Tall Ferns assistant coach Sean Dennis describes her as “a superstar in the making … She has the potential to be NZ’s version of Australian Lauren Jackson.” McCormack graduates from Auckland’s Northcote College this month and will enrole at Washington in January, in time for the winter quarter.


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