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Endicott student’s hoop dreams began in native Australia

Lachlan Magee on the basketball court for Endicott College.

David Le/Endicott College

Lachlan Magee on the basketball court for Endicott College.

BEVERLY — While most Australian boys grow up dreaming of rugby and cricket, Lachlan Magee, 23, grew up hoping for a chance at college basketball. This holiday season, he will be finishing that dream, playing basketball for a fourth year at Endicott College in Beverly.

Originally from Melbourne, Magee came to Endicott as a freshman in the fall of 2010. With the college credits he had earned in high school, he was able to graduate early with a business degree in May 2012.

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But in order to play one final season, and to prepare for a professional life as a businessman, he immediately enrolled in Endicott’s 12-month, full-time MBA program.

Between classes and the court, Magee maintains a schedule far busier than that of most college students. In his last semester as an undergraduate, he even managed to maintain an internship at a private equity firm, write a senior thesis, and work as a tutor in Endicott’s writing center.

“Being a student athlete is a big commitment,” said Magee. “But playing basketball has helped me learn how to manage my time well. It’s given me many important skills to succeed in everything from academics to my professional life.”

This article is being published under an arrangement between The Boston Globe and the Gordon College News Service.
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