Recruiting report: South Sioux City's McKenna Sims holds three Division I offers

South Sioux City's McKenna Sims holds scholarships offers from UNO, North Dakota and North Dakota State, along with Division II UNK and Central Missouri.

South Sioux City guard McKenna Sims is the Cardinals' leader both on and off of the court. She learned that from her mom.

Sims, a 5-foot-8 junior, is the daughter of Mindy, a former state champion for the Cardinals who has been instrumental in McKenna's basketball career.

"Ever since I was little she has always had me go to camp, and when I was little I would go watch her play," McKenna said. "She would always sign me up for camps, and then I started playing travel ball and I owe a lot of my on-court progress to my mom."

Sims holds scholarship offers from three Division I schools — UNO, North Dakota and North Dakota State. Division II UNK and Central Missouri have offered as well.

"I am looking for somewhere I feel like home because I won't be home anymore," Sims said. "I will always work hard no matter where I am at."

A hard worker is just one of the traits Sims has. Her 17.1 points and 5.1 assists per game lead the team.

After a semifinal win over Beatrice, the Cardinals have a chance at back-to-back state titles — something they haven't done since winning six straight from 2000-2005.

"It means a lot to get back to the championship game because of how hard we have worked throughout the season," Sims said. "I am very proud of my team."

Sims will once again play for All Nebraska Attack this AAU season and is eager for the experience.

"Going to more places around the country and playing with a good group of girls who know the game is something I am looking forward to," she said. "But we have another game to play before that."

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