Basketball Standouts Chou, McGhie Reveal College Destinations

A pair of basketball student-athletes from Mercersburg’s senior class announced their college choices on April 17 (National Signing Day). Tiffany McGhie ’19 is headed to Division I Canisius College, and J.J. Chou ’19 will play at Division III Chapman University. Both were the leading scorers for their respective varsity teams this winter.
McGhie, a 6-foot forward from Brooklyn, N.Y., was tops on Mercersburg’s girls’ varsity basketball team in scoring (13.2 points per game), rebounding (9.4 rpg), and blocked shots (1.4 bpg), and added 2.2 steals and 1.3 assists per contest. She received the Blue Storm’s Most Outstanding Contributions Award as the team’s most valuable player, and earned All-Conference honors in both the Mid-Atlantic Prep League and Independent-Parochial School League. She played at the AAU level for the New York-based Lady Gauchos.

McGhie graduated from Kents Hill School in Augusta, Maine, before attending Mercersburg as a postgraduate student this year. She also played tennis at Mercersburg, and will head to Canisius, which is located in Buffalo, N.Y., and plays in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

Chou, a 6-foot-3-inch, 190-pound guard from Singapore, was the Storm boys’ varsity team’s leading scorer with 17.2 points per contest and led the squad in assists per game (2.7) and three-point field-goal percentage (36.3 percent). He shot 81.8 percent from the free-throw line and added 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. Chou was a second-team All-MAPL selection as an 11th-grader and a first-team choice as a senior, and played varsity baseball at Mercersburg in 2017-2018. He played AAU basketball for Global Squad. Chapman, located in Orange, Calif., is an NCAA Division III member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).

Sean Crocker (boys) and Paul Sipes (girls) are Mercersburg’s head varsity basketball coaches.

Chou and McGhie join fellow Class of 2019 members and student-athletes Jill Ahlgren ’19 (girls’ lacrosse, Gettysburg College), Garrett Ammons ’19 (football, Gettysburg College), Tag Curwen ’19 (boys’ swimming, Pomona College), Noah Litzinger ’19 (football, Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Sam Morgan ’19 (boys’ soccer, West Virginia University), McGee Schnarrs ’19 (football, Susquehanna University), Colby Walker ’19 (boys’ soccer, Catholic University of America), and Ryan Wiley ’19 (football, Trinity [Conn.] College), who announced their college choices earlier this year.

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