GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Years of work went into signing day for area basketball stars taking their skills to the next level accepting scholarships.
Kaukauna point guard Jordan McCabe heads to West Virginia to join Bob Huggins Mountaineers and their fast-paced team.
McCabe led the ghosts to a state title 2 years ago, and wants more high-level high school memories.
“I’m ready to go to a school that I'm very excited to go to, but with that being said i get to go play one more year of high school basketball with kids that I've grown up with,” McCabe said. “It means a lot to me. I know it means a lot to this community. When game time comes it'll be time to put on a show and that's what we're going to do.”
Oshkosh North's Tyrese Haliburton signed with Iowa State.
The 6-foot-5 Haliburton made his choice less than a month ago after being the FVA Player of the Year as a junior. A big AAU season got him the power-conference offer.
“I mean those mid majors came in, I think I got my first offer the summer between my sophomore and my junior year,” Haliburton said. “The higher schools didn't get to see me much until the end of the summer so I think that's when the stuff started to come in but it just all came from hard work.”
There were never many questions on where Seymour senior Hailey Oskey would play.
The 5-foot-10 guard has been talking to Green Bay since she was an 8th grader. She committed to the Phoenix as a freshman and never once wavered.
“It takes a lot of pressure off, I'm not going to lie,” Oskey said. “When I committed, and after we still had AAU games, it took a lot of pressure off because I could just play. I didn't have to worry about impressing a whole lot of people anymore, I just had to focus on what they wanted me to do.”
Over at Appleton North, a pair of Lightning senior girls committed with Sydney Levy heading to UW-Milwaukee and Kari Brekke going to New Hampshire.