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Madison Heinzen signs to NPCC basketball

Madison Heinzen signs her NLI to play basketball at NPCC. (Credit: Patrick Johnstone/KNOP-TV)
Madison Heinzen signs her NLI to play basketball at NPCC. (Credit: Patrick Johnstone/KNOP-TV)(KNOP)
Published: Jun. 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM CDT
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Maxwell's Madison Heinzen signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball at North Platte Community College on Wednesday.

Heinzen was one of the senior leaders on a Wildcat team that went 14-8 last season. Up until recently, Heinzen did not know what her plan was for college, but NPCC seemed like a great fit for her.

"They reached out to me this winter and wondered what I was going to do with my future, and I wasn't sure where I was going to go. Then, when I went there, just the home feel, knowing that they were still going to be in my home time and everything was a big factor in choosing to go," Heinzen said.

Knights coaches Jeff Thurman and Sarafina Handy were a factor in Heinzen's decision as well.

"They were super good, people super excited, and were expressing what they had in their program," she said.

Another thing that factored into Heinzen's decision was the local players on the team. The Knights have two Nebraska players on the roster currently, Hershey's Ashley Hassett, and Sidney's Janay Brauer.

"I think that helped me choose because it's not all people from other states, there was more people from around the local area," Heinzen said.

Heinzen is one of two local products joining the Knights next season, as St. Pat's grad Jocylin Sellers will also be headed to NPCC.

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