Providence Star Nyla McGill Hopes To Lead Team To State Title

Charlotte, NC. – A mix of emotions is the best way to sum up this week for Providence senior Nyla McGill. The point guard is finishing out her high school basketball career.

“Definitely a bitter-sweet feeling because I know that I gave this school my all,” McGill said.

A four-year starter, McGill is a standout star on the girl’s basketball team. However, she started playing well before going to Providence. Her parents could see her talent early on.

“We finally got her in basketball in first grade and she took to it like a duck to water and became one of the best players in that first year,” Nyla’s father, Raymond McGill said.

She’s still one of the best players all these years later. She’s been an all-conference player every season and last year she was the player of the year in her conference.

“You know our record wasn’t great prior to Nyla coming in and Nyla was definitely a game-changer for us,” Providence head coach Jennifer Bean said.

McGill’s hard work on and off the court is paying off and she’s had her supportive parents cheering her on every step of the way.

“There are different stages in life and this is one that’s coming to an end and we have something else to look forward to,” Nyla’s mother Sandra McGill said.

McGill is taking her talents to Yale this year where she will continue her basketball career while studying medicine. She still has one more thing she wants to achieve before she goes, lifting that state trophy.

“Now that we’re here we might as well go all the way for it and I would probably cry if that happens,” McGill said.

Providence will play Vance on Tuesday in the 4A regionals.