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Thursday, 02 March 2017 13:00

Megyeri to play basketball at CSU-Pueblo

Story by Daniel Mohrmann
Photo by Casey Bradley Gent

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Shelby Megyeri is heading to the RMAC.

The Manitou Springs senior guard announced on Twitter Sunday night that she will continue her basketball career at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

“Out of all my options, I like that it’s close to home and I like the coach and the team down there,” Megyeri said. “They’re having a really good season and my parents will be able to watch me play and I think that’s really important.”

Megyeri could go down as the best girls player to come through Manitou in the program’s history.

According to MaxPreps, she has scored 1,590 career points. She set the school scoring record last year and also holds school records in assists and steals. At the conclusion of last year, she had recorded 297 career assists and 250 career steals.

“I don’t expect to start or anything (right away),” Megyeri said. “I think I can be a big factor to the team and contribute a lot. I’m excited.”

She is a four-year varsity starter and has twice been named a first-team all-state player by CHSAANow.com. In her freshman year, she garnered third-team honors, making her an all-state selection in all four years if she makes it again in 2017.

The youngest of four, Megyeri’s three older brothers, Josh, Jesse and Chase, all played basketball at Manitou Springs.

She will try to help the Mustangs advance to the Class 3A Great 8 this weekend as the Mustangs begin their playoff run against Brush on Friday.