Linnae Harper stands only 5-feet-6, but the guard from Chicago has that "It" factor that makes her the No. 5 prospect in the ESPN HoopGurlz 2013 player rankings.
Mercedes Russell, Kaela Davis and Diamond DeShields are among the 35 players from the 2013 and 2014 classes invited by USA Basketball to try out for the U17 team that will play in the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
With Kaela Davis of Buford, Ga., reopening her recruiting after a previous pledge to Tennessee, the quesiton of the coaching situation's effect on recruiting cannot be avoided.
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), the two-time defending national champions, post a 60-47 win over Buford (Ga.) at the Nike Tournament of Champions and refuse to relinquish their reign.