Colleen Maguire can still vividly remember playing in the NJSIAA girls basketball Tournament of Champions in 1992. A star who scored more than 2,000 points at South Hunterdon before going on to play at George Washington, Maguire’s days on the court are rarely far from her mind as she makes decisions for New Jersey’s high school student-athletes.

Maguire referenced her own playing days as the NJSIAA encouraged those athletes to focus on high school sports, rather than club and travel teams.

“Prioritize the memories you’re going to have five to 10 years from now,” Maguire, a parent of three daughters, said on a livestreamed interview Thursday afternoon.

“I guarantee they’re going to be from playing … with your high school team, as opposed to that weekend showcase you might have to go somewhere for. You’re not going to remember that 10 years from now. I can guarantee it, because I’ve been through it.