Monday, July 12, 2010

The folks in Falkirk love them some Mairi

Treated like a star wherever she goes, planes chartered to fly her around the country and at the top end of her class....

Maya Moore? Brittney Griner?

Mairi Buchan.

A bit over the top? Perhaps. But if you can't get love from your local newspaper, where can you get it? And the folks at the Falkirk Herald - the "biggest-selling local weekly newspaper in Scotland" - are clearly proud of one of their own getting it done in America.

A Stirlingshire, Scotland native, Buchan earned first-team CAA All-Academic honors and was one of the heroes of the Lady Monarchs' improbable 50-49 comeback victory over Delaware in the CAA Tournament semifinals.

Soon there will be two Buchans playing stateside, as Mairi's younger brother, Cameron, is set to enroll at the Kent Prep School in Connecticut.

"She's told me all about the people, all the overenthusiasm and the cheesy chat," Cameron explained. "It'll be a laugh, I'm really looking forward to it. But it'll be a challenge too because basketball is much tougher over there than it is here. It's a step up and it's come at the right time."

We're looking forward to asking Mairi about Cameron's progress this fall. That is, if we can fight through all the fans mobbing her on campus.

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