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Megan Mahoney - Inducted 2022

One of the state’s greatest basketball players, Megan Mahoney was a five-time Class AA all-stater in high school, four times on the first team, feats never before done at the Class AA level. She graduated from Sturgis High School in 2001 and Kansas State University in 2005.

The Piedmont native averaged 18.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 4.5 steals a game in her prep career at Sturgis while shooting 59 percent from the field. Mahoney scored 2,066 points in her career, No. 1 among Class AA players at the time. She led Sturgis to two state runner-up finishes. Her senior year, Mahoney was selected Gatorade & USA Today SD Player of the Year, South Dakota Miss Basketball, and High School Female Athlete of the Year by the SD Sportswriters Association.

Mahoney was a four-year starter at national power Kansas State. She was K-State’s all-time leader in assists (589), fourth in rebounding (804) and 12th in scoring (1,307) when she ended her career. She was an All-Big 12 Conference selection as a sophomore, when she averaged 13.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.4 steals per game. Mahoney was honorable mention as a junior. She was only the second Wildcat ever, at the time, to get a triple-double (12 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists) in a game. She missed her final two games of her college career due to Achilles’ tendon injury.

Mahoney was selected in the third round of the 2005 WNBA draft by the Connecticut Sun. Despite dealing with several serious injuries, she played almost 15 years of professional basketball in Europe with teams in Iceland, Italy, and France. She led her teams to titles and earned numerous individual honors. She had offers to continue her professional career in Belgium in 2018, but a foot injury led to surgery. Instead, she took a job as the assistant boys’ basketball coach at Sturgis during the 2018-19 prep season.

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