North Penn's Adams & McGriff Commit to Play Collegiate Basketball

On Monday, Nov. 19, 2019, North Penn seniors Carley Adams and Val McGriff were recognized for committing to continue their basketball careers at the collegiate level. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery.



Carley Adams – East Stroudsburg University (Basketball)

Major:  Psychology

Final list of colleges:  East Stroudsburg, Chestnut Hill, Holy Family

Reasons for choosing ESU:  “I chose East Stroudsburg because from the second I was there it felt like home.”

Coach Jen Carangi says:  “Carley has been a four-year varsity player for us and she is the engine that makes our team go. She is a defensive leader, and no one works harder than her. Carley is a 2-year captain and her hard work sets a positive example, particularly for our younger players.  Carley averaged six points and four rebounds.”

About Carley:

Favorite food:  Chicken Parmesan

Favorite movie:  The Blind Side

Favorite music:  Rap


Val McGriff – Bloomsburg University (Basketball)

Major:  Psychology

Final list of colleges:  Bloomsburg, West Chester, East Stroudsburg, Lycoming

Reasons for choosing Bloomsburg:  “I chose Bloomsburg because every time I went I felt very loved, and it felt very homey. The girls barely even knew me, but they treated me like I was already a teammate, and I loved that feeling and I could see myself being there for four years.”

Coach Jen Carangi says:  “I have challenged Val since the second she stepped into our program. She came in as a very raw athlete, and we saw a ton of potential, but she was someone we questioned early on if she had what it takes to make it for four years. For her to be here – I feel such pride in Val as a player and as a student-athlete.  There is no one more well rounded than Val, and while she is quite intimidating on the court, there’s not a nicer player around.  She has been a leader for us this year—first as our leading scorer, averaging 12 points—and then as our leading rebounder, averaging 9 rebounds per game.”

About Val:

Favorite food:  Pizza

Favorite movie:  Finding Nemo

Favorite music:  Old school R&B