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Arundel's Marano commits to La Salle


Arundel senior Jill Marano, Anne Arundel's Player of the Year in girls basketball last winter, has made a verbal commitment to play at Division I La Salle University in Philadelphia.

The first-team All-Metro guard averaged 15.8 points, 5.3 assists and 4.5 steals as a junior last season to lead the Wildcats (25-2) to the Class 4A state championship.

Fast to the basket as well as with good outside range, Marano shot 50.6 percent from the field and 81 percent from the line, coming up with the big play at either end.

In two state tournament games, she had 36 points, 17 assists and nine steals with a 15-point, eight-assist effort in a 61-55 win in the final.

"She's a gamer who likes to win," said Arundel coach Lee Rogers. "She makes good decisions and does whatever is needed to be done, whether she's passing the ball or scoring herself. Jill enjoys the game and that shows how hard she works and how much fun she has in practice."

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