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  1. Married Coaches Bring Vow Factor To Mississippi Girls Basketball

    Walter Villa

    Janna and Jason Thompson, the coaches of reigning Mississippi state champions Horn Lake and H.W. Byers, respectively, are competitive with each other about everything -- except basketball. So don't expect their teams to square off.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2015
  2. Why Super Sophomore Mikayla Coombs Is Out But Not Down

    Walter Villa

    A knee injury ended the elite prospect's season practically before it started, but the undeclared guard has embraced her rehab and supported her Wesleyan (Norcross, Georgia) teammates on their quest for a state title.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2015
  3. Jackie Young Does The Scoring; Everyone Else Does The Talking

    Walter Villa

    Notre Dame recruit Jackie Young won't brag about her scoring records or her 3.9 GPA (or her 100 pairs of sneakers), but those who know the Princeton Community (Indiana) guard best are glad to do so for her.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2015
  4. McDonald's All Americans Celebrate, Some More Than Others

    Walter Villa

    Asia Durr watched the McDonald's All American Games Selection Show at a TGI Fridays, and then took to her phone to huddle up with a couple faraway future teammates.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2015
  5. How Chelsea Dungee And Her Mom Turned Tragedy Into Opportunity

    Walter Villa

    Sooners recruit Chelsea Dungee led Preston (Oklahoma) to a state title last spring, but after the heartbreak of seeing their house burn down in the fall, she and her mom, Chi, decided to make a fresh start by moving 30 miles to Sapulpa.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2015
  6. Meet Madison Guebert, The Sweet Shooter With A Sour Taste

    Walter Villa

    South Dakota State signee Madison Guebert has stormed into the national spotlight since leading powerhouse Eastview to a Minnesota state title as a junior and sinking shot after shot on her North Tartan AAU team.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2015
  7. Sophomores Making A Major Splash At Miami Country Day

    Walter Villa

    With impressive all-around games, guards Channise Lewis and Kelsey Marshall have Miami Country Day ranked 10th in the nation and aiming for a second straight state title in Florida.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2015
  8. Texas Recruit Lashann Higgs Finds New Life With New Family

    Walter Villa

    After an impoverished upbringing in the Bahamas and the death of her mother, Texas recruit Lashann Higgs found the embrace she needed in the family of now-Longhorns assistant coach George Washington.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2014
  9. Freshman Aquira DeCosta Is So Good She Dominates In Her Sleep

    Walter Villa

    Any time of day or night, waking or asleep, Aquira DeCosta is thinking basketball. Add that passion to her uncanny talent, and there's no telling how good the St. Mary's (Stockton, California) 6-2 freshman phenom is going to be.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2014
  10. Amid Super Bowls And Rose Bowl, A Budding Basketball Star Grows

    Walter Villa

    DiJonai Carrington has a dad who starred in the NFL and a brother who plays wide receiver for Oregon, and the undeclared junior basketball prospect at Horizon Christian Academy in San Diego can hold her own against the best of them.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2014
  11. How Blood Proved Thicker Than Pool Water For Jenna Staiti

    Walter Villa

    Maryland-bound center Jenna Staiti wanted to be an Olympic swimmer in middle school, but with so many basketball players in her family perhaps it was just a matter of time until she traded the pool for the court.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  12. It's A House Divided Even As Twins Are Reunited In Ohio

    Walter Villa

    The Thome family may take separate sides for the Michigan-Ohio State football game on Saturday, but Wolverines recruit Hallie will be back on the basketball court with Ohio-bound twin Hannah for the first time since suffering a devastating knee injury.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2014
  13. A Promise To Baylor Is One Thing Alexandria Gulley Didn't Break

    Walter Villa

    Alexandria Gulley damaged a few items around the house learning to play basketball as a child, but the point guard from Skyline (Dallas) had an unbreakable bond with Baylor that began at age 7 and went deeper with a letter of intent last week.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  14. Why Duke Recruit Kyra Lambert Is Having More Fun Than Anyone

    Walter Villa

    After making her varsity debut at Clemens (Schertz, Texas) on Tuesday night, Kyra Lambert signed a national letter of intent to Duke on Wednesday. Believe it or not, the No. 9 prospect thinks even brighter days are ahead.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2014
  15. Why Connecticut's Three Recruits Already Are Ahead Of The Game

    Walter Villa

    Once they got past the fear of actually speaking to Geno Auriemma, Connecticut recruits Katie Lou Samuelson, Napheesa Collier and De'Janae Boykin became fast friends while leading Team USA to a three-on-three gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2014
  16. Why Kalani Brown Is The Center Of Attention In Recruiting Circles...

    Walter Villa

    The daughter of former NBA champion P.J. Brown is a 6-5 star with good footwork, great hands and a big decision on her mind. Will the No. 11 recruit choose Baylor, Tennessee or Texas A&M?

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2014