Three Palm Beach County hoops standouts headed to Beantown


Three of the top girls basketball players from Palm Beach County will trade the beach for Boston Commons this fall.

Boca Raton’s Rachel Levy will play for Harvard next season, while her teammate Grace Marko and Cardinal Newman’s Milan Morris will both suit up for Boston College. Morris is the Post’s Small Schools Girls Basketball Player of the Year, and Levy and Marko are the Post’s Large Schools Co-Players of the Year.

Levy’s reason for picking Harvard is obvious. Not many universities can match the school’s academics.

“At the end of the day, for a kid like me, it was more about the academics,” Levy told the Post before the season. “Having the opportunity to go to an Ivy League would trump a full scholarship to a school that’s not as highly recognized as an Ivy League.”

Morris chose Boston College largely because of academics as well. She wants to become an orthopedic surgeon when she is done playing basketball, and she said Boston College had the best mix of athletics and academics. She also thinks she can make a quick impact on the court at the next level.

“I think they need an all-around player and a guard who can rebound,” Morris said. “They have a lot of physical players, but for a guard to rebound, that’s big.”

Marko and Morris have spent plenty of time talking to each other about Boston College, even taking their official visits together. Marko was committed to the Eagles, but Morris was not.

“We were hanging out the whole time, talking about how fun it would be if she committed,” Marko said. “Then I got the news the next day that she committed as well.”

Like many high school seniors who will be heading to college in a few months, leaving for school causes a lot of excitement and a little unease for these three basketball stars. Fortunately for them, there will be a few familiar faces.

“I guess there’s nerves with leaving home and your friends and all that,” Marko said. “But at the same time, I’m really excited to start this new chapter. And Rachel’s only 20 minutes away, so we’ll still be close.”



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