Posted On: 09/6/18 9:58 AM

Nakaya Hughes has been one of the most talented Seniors in the 2019 class and she has now made her choice to attend the University Of Illinois- Springfield. She told us why they were her choice

“The University of Illinois-Springfield has shown me so much love throughout the recruiting process. They showed interest early and when I went to visit the campus it was a great visit, and they really care about academic which was a huge priority for me. Also, talking with former players they told me how big academics are there and life after basketball is a priority for their athletes as well and it really felt like home.”

Hughes also spoke about the expectations for this season, “I am excited about this season because we have a new coach and a new style and all of the Seniors are excited to leave our mark on St. Thomas More Basketball and become leaders and pave the way for the underclassmen.”  
Hughes is an extremely gifted scorer that has shown terrific two-way ability with her finishing around the rim and also being dominating at times on the defensive end changing shots, while also showing the ability to guard on the perimeter. She is poised for an outstanding senior season.