NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Lady Pioneer girls’ basketball program’s hopes of a state championship repeat took a major hit earlier this week.
According to multiple sources, incoming senior captain Sydney Morang will be transferring out of New Providence High School this summer.
Last September, Morang, who is the defending Union County Player of the Year and New Providence’s all-time leading girls’ basketball scorer, verbally committed to play basketball for the University of Florida when she graduates in 2016.
Sources told TAP into New Providence that Morang plans to attend an academy in Florida that specializes in basketball as she prepares for her college career at Florida.
Morang led the Pioneers to the North Jersey 2, Group 1 title by defeating powerhouse Malcolm X. Shabazz. Less than a week later, New Providence won the NJSIAA Group 1 title in a thrilling fourth quarter comeback over Haddon.
The current junior has exactly 1,800 points in her New Providence career. She broke Stephanie Machin’s girls’ basketball school record on Feb. 10 with a 27-point performance against Plainfield.
Morang is the second of four siblings to attend New Providence High School. Her older brother Jordan graduated last June. He recently finished his freshman year at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. Her younger brother, Connor, is a sophomore and was one of four Pioneers to advance to the NJSIAA Region 3 tournament in February.
New Providence head coach Cap Pazdera could not be reached for comment.