JB Hoops alum Rebecca Carmody is making a major impact in Ireland women’s professional basketball as a rookie.
The Western Wayne High School and Binghamton University graduate is continuing her studies in Ireland while playing for NUIG Galway Sport in Women’s Division One of Basketball Ireland.
The NUIG Mystics were relegated from the Super League, the highest level, down to Division One before Carmody’s arrival, based on last season’s performance.
Carmody is leading Division One in steals with 5.5 per game and ranks fourth in scoring at 20.5 points per game six games into the season in the 12-team league.
In her professional debut, Carmody scored 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. In the most recent outing, she had 22 points and 11 rebounds in a 75-63 victory over the Limerick Celtics.
NUIG is 5-1 and part of a three-way tie for the Southern Conference lead.
Carmody made her way to Ireland as part of the Victory Changes Life program, which places international student-athletes, allowing them to continue their education on the post-graduate level and continue playing sports while working with young people.
At Binghamton, Carmody was a 1,000-point scorer, America East all-defensive team selection and second-team conference all-star.