Getting a hefty chunk of cheddar is inevitable when taking the hardwood against Bartlett junior and recent Saint. Louis women’s basketball commit Kenzie Hare.
The longtime M14 Hoops (Team M-X14) super-scorer has been cheesin’ on the court for the Aurora-based travel squad since her elementary days, and her nickname of “Cheese” can be traced back to the organization.
“We had two Mackenzies on our team, and we both go by Kenz or Kenzie,” Hare said, referring to her and teammate Kenzie Senffner, who Illinois-basketball.com wrote about in November. “So coach Ryan (Haun) was like, ‘Alright, someone’s got to go by something else.’ So one of our teammates, Kendall Moriarty, she’s (signed) … to Nebraska, she was like, ‘Why don’t we do Mac ‘N Cheese?’ So now we’re Mac ‘N Cheese. Now me and Mac, we love Mac ‘N Cheese, so we get it at every restaurant we go to as a team.”
Aidan Murphy is springing into the future, one leap at a time. For someone who has added at least nine inches to his vertical leap thanks to studious training, the potential outweighs what Murphy has already done on the court for Glenbard West.
The 6-6, springy Hilltoppers senior made his commitment to Division III Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Oct. 28.
“I chose Carnegie Mellon first because of the world class education,” Murphy said. “(I) felt connection with coaches and style of play, and really felt it would suit my game. I think I can contribute early as well with my shooting ability. Absolutely loved the campus and think it’s the perfect size. Pittsburgh is one of the great sports towns and I’m very excited to play in it.”