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McCabe Named Gatorade POY


Fremont senior Taylor McCabe was announced as the 2021-22 Nebraska Girls Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year on Wednesday.

“I’m just really excited and thankful. Of course I want to give credit to my teammates and coaches because I couldn’t accomplish anything without them and their support for me during my whole career has been a blessing,” McCabe said of the recognition. “With that being said I’m looking forward to playing tonight and I think we’re definitely ready.”

The Iowa signee is averaging 21.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.7 steals and 1 block per game through 27 games. The state’s career three-point leader, she also holds the Class A scoring record with 2,273 and counting.

The Tigers will look to make back-to-back championship game appearances when they face Lincoln High in the state semifinals Wednesday at 7:45 p.m.

McCabe joins recent Gatorade Nebraska Girls Basketball Players of the Year Alexis Markowski (2020-21, Pius X High School), Morgan Maly (2019-20, Crete High School), Jayme Horan (2018-19, Millard South High School), and Quinn
Weidemann (2017-18, Westside High School), among the state’s list of former award winners.

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