May 20, 2013

McAuley's Clement commits to Marist College

Allie Clement, McAuley’s junior basketball standout, announces her plans for college.

By Mike Lowe
Staff Writer

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Allie Clement, center, flanked by Sarah Clement, left, and Molly Mack, celebrates McAuley's third straight Western Class A title after beating Cheverus on Feb. 24, 2013.

John Ewing / Staff Photographer

Clement is still recovering from a stress fracture that hindered her throughout the high school season and has prevented her from playing AAU ball.

She is back to wearing a plastic walking boot on her right foot. She tried jogging recently but had to stop because the foot still hurt.

“I’m going to wait a little while,” she said. “Hopefully I can play in a little bit and we’ll see how that feels. I don’t want to rush it. If I come back too early that’s pointless and I’ll have to sit out longer. Coach Giorgis has been very supportive. He’s told me to rest it and take my time.”

Giorgis cannot comment on Clement’s decision until he receives her signedLetter of Intent, which will happen next fall. But she didn’t want to keep him waiting. Clement and her family made the five-hour trip to Poughkeepsie over the weekend to surprise him with the news.

“When I told him I got a big hug,” she said. “It’s cool to be wanted like that and see that kind of reaction.”

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