BIC Taylor McKuin signs with CRC

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
BIC senior Taylor McKuin signs letter of intent to play basketball at Crowley's Ridge College. Pictured with McKuin are, from left: sister Rachel, mother Dana, Taylor, dad Brandon and CRC Coach Tye Clothier.

Buffalo Island Central high school students, elementary students and faculty celebrated another signing event on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Senior Lady Mustang #14, Taylor McKuin, signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Crowley's Ridge College.

Taylor, the daughter of Brandon and Dana McKuin, has played basketball throughout her junior and senior high years at BIC.

BIC Coach Stan Fowler said he remembers Taylor as a seventh grader.

"She has been an inspiration to all of us," Coach Fowler said. "She has come a long way since her seventh grade year. Taylor works hard."

The 5'9" post player has an average of 11 points and four rebounds a game. She shoots 55 percent from the field and is the leading scorer for the Lady Mustangs. In her 2-1/2 years of senior high basketball the Lady Mustangs have 75 wins and 20 losses.

"She is a great athlete and is fun to watch," Coach Fowler said. "She works hard in the classroom and on the court. She is never negative."

McKuin has played behind some really good players and did her part as a reserve player. Coach Fowler said she is doing a great job this year and she keeps getting better.

"Taylor, go make us proud," Coach Fowler said.

Taylor thanked the coaches and the administration at BIC for their support. She also thanked CRC Coach Tye Clothier for the opportunity to continue her basketball career at the college level.

"When I came home and told my parents I had signed up for basketball, my dad asked me what I knew about basketball. I told him I knew it was a round ball. My mom advised me to give it all I have. They have supported me. I also want to thank my wonderful teammates for their friendship, and the fans, especially my biggest three fans, Mom, Dad and my sister Rachel. I am thankful for Coach Tye giving me this opportunity for a new beginning and I am looking forward to play with a great team and continue my education."

Taylor invited everyone to come out and support the Lady Pioneers when the Lady Mustangs are not playing.

"I am excited to sign Taylor," Coach Clothier said. "One of the first things I noticed about her is her love of the game. We are now a four year school and this is our third year for women's basketball. She will help us continue to build the program."

A reception was held in honor of Taylor with her family, fellow basketball players, cheerleaders and family.

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