Two of the states’ highest profile junior girls’ basketball players have made their college choices.

Greely’s Anna DeWolfe has verbally committed to Fordham University and Boothbay Region’s Faith Blethen has verbally committed to George Washington University.

Both play for the Maine Firecrackers AAU team. Fordham and George Washington are both members of the Atlantic 10 Conference, which means they will be playing against each other in college.

“I’m so excited,” said Blethen on Monday afternoon. “It’s kind of crazy to think about it. We’ve grown up together, we’ve played on the same AAU team since the fifth grade and now we’re going to be competing against each other at the next level.”

DeWolfe said Fordham, located in New York City, has always been at the top of her list. “I love absolutely everything,” she said. “The coaches are awesome, when I hung with the team they were great and I felt absolutely included.”

Blethen said she is looking forward to playing at GWU, which is located in Washington, D.C. “I’m excited for what they are building there and for what I’ll be a part of,” she said.

Both said they were glad to make the decision now.

“It’s going to be more relaxed and a lot more fun,” said DeWolfe, of the rest of her high school career..

Blethen said, “It takes a lot of pressure off as far as choosing a school, especially when it comes down to the wire.”

DeWolfe is a two-time all-state guard who scored her 1,000th career point earlier this season. Greely is ranked first in Class A South with a 13-2 record.

Blethen, a 6-foot-1 guard, has helped Boothbay to a 14-0 record and top seed in Class C South.

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