Cameron Graupman has committed to the College of St. Rose in Albany, so the All-Monroe County guard has her scholarship, and now she has her 1,000 points.
The Hilton guard became the first Cadets player in 14 years to eclipse that mark while scoring 27 points in a season-opening 68-37 romp over Webster Schroeder. Graupman joins only one other girl, Kristen Clark (Class of 1999) in the 1,000-point club. The three Hilton boys who reached 1,000 are Dave Heise (1993), Carlton Moore (1996) and Ryan Mee (2001). She went over 1,000 on a pull-up jumper on the left side of the court. Graupman is known for her 3-point marksmanship, so it makes sense that the sixth-year varsity player’s favorite NBA star is Steph Curry.
We’ll be running more on girls basketball locally next week, but Graupman should be among the area’s best players. All 16 of her first-team All-Greater Rochester picks last year were seniors, so there’s a whole new batch of players we’re ready to watch. Graupman is atop the list in Monroe County along with Penfield’s Emma Guy (Boston College) and Irondequoit’s Kylee Kanealey, who had 18 points, 15 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 blocks in Tuesday’s season-opening rout of Greece Arcadia.
Graupman, who made an amazing 3-point shot after a mad dash at Greece Athena to win a game last year, initially was headed to Niagara University but instead is going east to St. Rose, the Division II program where Section V alums Karissa Birthwright (Greece Odyssey), Zoe McDonald (Romulus) and Ashley Vanderwall (Pal-Mac) are freshmen. Aquinas graduate Nicole Bini was a senior on last year’s St. Rose squad. I remember the pipeline to Albany starting in the 1990s with Canandaigua graduate, Colleen (Sheridan) Tauriello.