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Iowa WBB Signee McCabe Hitting Milestones

Future Hawkeye Taylor McCabe is capping a record setting high school career.
Future Hawkeye Taylor McCabe is capping a record setting high school career.

Over here in Eastern Iowa, you don’t hear a lot about Nebraska high school sports, but Iowa WBB signee Taylor McCabe is not so quietly putting together an incredible high school career for the Fremont Tigers.

The high school senior is currently second in the state in scoring, averaging 20.9 points per game to go along with 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 steals. She is rated as a four-star prospect and is ranked #89 overall in the 2022 ESPN HoopGurlz Recruiting rankings.

Just two weeks ago, McCabe eclipsed the 2,000 point mark for her career and became just the second girl in Nebraska Class A girls basketball to pass the milestone mark. She has now scored in double figures in 101 of 103 career games.

“It hadn’t even crossed my mind that I was getting close, but it’s cool to be amongst some of those names,” McCabe said in a postgame interview with the Fremont Tribune.

The next milestone she crossed occurred in her game last night vs Grand Island and it deals with a shot Hawkeye fans have seen Caitlin Clark make over and over. The three-point shot. McCabe’s second quarter 3pt make gave her 364 for her career, which put her into solo first place all-time for most three pointers in a career by a Nebraska girls basketball player.

I was able to reach out to Taylor for comment on her record and joining the Hawkeys next season.

“That record meant a lot to me even from when I stepped out on the court as a freshman, because I knew what I was capable of…My family, teammates and coaches are very much responsible for my success.”

The 3pt record was previously held by Minden High School standout Brooke Kissinger, before going to play at Illinois and Creighton. The connection between Kissinger and McCabe makes the record a little bit more special.

“My family used to drive hours to watch her play and shoot. She was someone I looked up to and I hope that some younger girls will feel the same about me and chase my record.”

With Caitlin Clark recently lighting the college basketball world on fire with her 3pt range it’s hard for Iowa fans to not look forward and get excited about McCabe’s arrival to Iowa City next season.

“I am beyond excited to head to Iowa City next year, and I am anxious to learn from the coaches and players, including Caitlin. She has proven that she can do things and make shots that no other player can…I am excited to play with her because I can tell she makes the game fun.”