Bianca Cuevas-Moore, Nazareth Class of '14, and South Carolina Gamecocks NCAA 2017 Champions
Bianca Cuevas-Moore is accustomed to her coaches becoming family.
It’s why The Bronx native chose South Carolina as a McDonald’s All-American out of Nazareth High School in Brooklyn and why she is thriving there.
In Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley, a Hall of Fame women’s basketball player in her own day, she saw a familiar no-nonsense, but caring, approach.
It reminded Cuevas-Moore, a hoops prodigy at 11 years old, of playing for Apache Paschall with his Exodus travelball team and later at Nazareth. He was a father figure to her, filling a void in her life.
A starting junior guard for the Gamecocks, Cuevas-Moore lost her mother when she was 2 years old, her grandfather when she was 11, and her biological father was never a part of her life. Then Paschall died in January 2012 of cardiac arrest at the age of 38. Her remaining family, along with Nazareth coaches Ron Kelley and Lauren Best, helped Cuevas-Moore get through it.
Pictured Top: Nazareth Regional High School Alum Bianca Cuevas-Moore (’14) on far right (1)
Pictured Above: Bianca Cuevas-Moore (’14)
Read the full article from the New York Post here: http://nypost.com/2017/04/02/how-bronx-native-beat-odds-to-reach-womens-ncaa-title-game/
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