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Chatham Senior Kelly to Play Basketball for Dartmouth College

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Chatham senior center/forward Veronica Kelly has decided to play basketball at Dartmouth College Credits: TAP Chatham
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CHATHAM, NJ - Once Veronica Kelly stepped onto the Dartmouth College campus, it was an easy decision for the Chatham High senior to make.

The 6-2 Kelly announced that she has decided to continue her basketball career at the Ivy League school next winter.

"It was my dream school," Kelly said. "I know it sounds corny to say it, but as soon as I stepped on campus it felt like home right away. This place is amazing. I started talking to all their coaches the last year and a half. What I like about it is that it's an equal commitment to school and basketball.

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"It's the perfect combination for me personally. I have basketball now, but who knows what will happen in four years. I’m trying to set myself up to have the best situation for a career. I'm thinking of studying visual arts."

Kelly chose Dartmouth over her final top choices, which included the University of Chicago and Carnegie Mellon University.

Chatham girls basketball coach Joe Gaba has sent three other Lady Cougar players on to play NCAA Division 1 basketball. That list includes Jessica Sheats, who played at Lamar University, as well as Julia Berger and Amanda Berntsen, both of whom played at Princeton University.

"This is great news!," Gaba said. "Veronica has had an outstanding career at Chatham. Attending Dartmouth College and playing in the Ivy League presents a tremendous opportunity for her."

As a junior last season, Kelly averaged 14.1 points and 10 rebounds per game, collecting 65 blocked shots.

Kelly will take career totals of 884 points, 678 rebounds and 220 blocked shots into her final Chatham season.

"I'd really like to win counties for the first time," Kelly said. "If we all just play for each other and work towards a common goal, we can have a really good season."

 


 

 

 

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