Whitmore commits to Bentley
After narrowing her candidates to four top notch schools (Stonehill, Bentley, St. Anselms and Bowdoin), Maggie Whitmore decided she wanted to study and play basketball for Bentley University. The 5’11 Junior from South Portland averaged 14 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in her recent high school season and is considered one of the favorites to win Miss Basketball next year.
Whitmore has played for the Maine Firecrackers since the 4th grade and has played on the top National team for the past three years. This year she is coached by her father Kevin and Brian Clement, who said “Maggie has earned this scholarship and is one of the most complete, well rounded, and high IQ players our program has ever produced. She can play inside or out, score, defend, pass, and rebound well. She has had a terrific feel for the game since she was in 5th grade. Maggie is also a joy to coach since she is steady, humble, team oriented, and always anxious to improve.”
Maggie Whitmore has continued a strong family tradition with her basketball prowess. Her mother (Michele) played at Wheaton and coaches the Firecracker 4th grade team. Father Kevin was an All-American and member of Colby’s NESCAC Championship team in 1990, sister Katie will play for St Joe’s next year, and youngest sister Annie is a rising star in the Firecracker program while grandfather Dick was a legendary Coach at Colby for forty years, ending his career seventh all time in career wins for division 3 men’s coaches.
Bentley is consistently a top ten division 2 women’s basketball program nationally and is coached by Barbara Stevens, who has over 1000 victories in her career, including a National Championship. Whitmore will be joined at Bentley by fellow Firecracker teammate Brooke Obar, also a Junior. Former Firecracker Victoria Lux graduated from Bentley this season.