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April 9, 2014

Masconomet's Nason headed to Bates to continue hoop career

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“I decided on basketball because it’s been a huge part of my life for the past seven years and after the realization that I was in my final year of high school ball, I came to the conclusion that I was not ready to give up basketball,” explained Nason. “I love the sport and the competitive nature of it, and I think basketball helps me stay more organized during the school year and I think that will be helpful next year at college.”

Nason plans on taking the spring season off from sports to focus on basketball and putting academics first before graduation in early June. Coach Murphy is also sending Nason a workout schedule to help prepare her for the jump between high school and college ball.

Nason also checked out Connecticut College, Providence College, The College of the Holy Cross, Bentley University and Stonehill College, but ultimately felt that Bates was the perfect fit.

The Division 3 NESCAC school seems to be an ideal place for a lot of local athletes in the area. Marblehead senior guard Emily Freedland is also heading to Bates to play basketball, while her older brother Josh Freedland plays on the football team and former Hamilton-Wenham standout Trevor Lyons also calls Bates home.

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