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Girls Basketball: North Allegheny's Morningstar picks a college

Written by Brad Everett on .

Like many multi-sport standouts, North Allegheny's Piper Morningstar faced a tough decision when it came to picking the sport she would play in college.

She chose basketball.

Morningstar, a junior who helped North Allegheny win a WPIAL title this past season, verbally committed to Radford on Thursday. Radford is a Division I school in Virginia. The school's women's basketball team competes in the Big South Conference. The Highlanders went 24-8 last season.

Morningstar, a 6-foot-1 forward who is also an excellent volleyball player, said she considered St. Francis, Youngstown State, Carnegie Mellon, IUP, Canisius, St. Francis Brooklyn, Cornell, Lehigh and Colgate. She has a 3.8 grade point average.

As a junior, Morningstar averaged 9.4 points per game for a North Allegheny team that went 28-2, captured the WPIAL Class 6A championship and finished as the PIAA runner-up.

Morningstar comes from a very athletic family. Her father, Darren, played basketball at Pitt and later in the NBA. Her sister, Meg, plays volleyball at Notre Dame. Another sister, Paige, is a freshman at North Allegheny.