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Basketball a family tradition for rising player

Illinois State University junior guard Jaci McCormack, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, is gaining accolades for her playing style by teammates and coaches.

McCormack credits her family and her "basketball-crazy" tribal community for her skills. "Basketball was a family tradition, and it just went down from generation to generation," McCormack told The Bloomington Pantagraph.

McCormack surprised teammates by carrying her team to a recent 79-78 win against Bradley.

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