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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Gold medalist Joyner Holmes Is No Joke On The Basketball Court

    Walter Villa

    Joyner Holmes of Cedar Hill (Texas), the undeclared No. 2 prospect in the 2016 class, is a master of mimicry, but few can imitate the 6-3 forward's all-around talent on the court.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  4. On The Court Or With A Camera, Destinee Walker Takes Great Shots

    Walter Villa

    "Selfie queen" Destinee Walker has an interest in modeling, but the Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Florida) guard's performance on the court is a thing of beauty, too.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  5. HoopGurlz -- Asia Durr narrows list to Baylor, Duke, Louisville, ...

    Walter Villa

    Asia Durr, the top undeclared prospect in the 2015 class, says Baylor, Duke, Louisville, Maryland and Notre Dame are still in the running. She's hoping to announce her destination in November.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  6. HoopGurlz -- Florida Gatorade Player of the Year Beatrice Momprem...

    Walter Villa

    If USA U18 team member Beatrice Mompremier keeps making progress on her practice habits and temper, she could follow in Sylvia Fowles' footsteps and become the next great center from Miami.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  7. HoopGurlz -- Hungry Natalie Chou representing Team USA at FIBA U1...

    Walter Villa

    Natalie Chou almost didn't make it through her first week as a newborn, but these days the member of Team USA's U17 squad is flourishing in every way.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2014
  8. HoopGurlz -- Connecticut Huskies recruit Katie Lou Samuelson, Sta...

    Walter Villa

    Jon Samuelson has two daughters playing basketball at Stanford and another headed to UConn, and while he's helped hone their games in hidden gyms throughout Southern California, finding him at games is no easy task.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2014
  9. HoopGurlz -- Jaelyn Brown, No. 2 prospect in espnW HoopGurlz Terr...

    Walter Villa

    Jaelyn Brown, the No. 2 player in the 2016 class, has more than 60 colleges -- and the other players on the court -- scrambling to catch up with her.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2014
  10. HoopGurlz -- Teniya Page back at USA Basketball trials, hoping to...

    Walter Villa

    Marian Catholic (Chicago Heights, Illinois) point guard Teniya Page had everything she needed to make the U.S. U16 team last year except an aggressive mindset. She's determined not to make that mistake this time.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2014
  11. HoopGurlz -- Penn State Lady Lions recruit Amari Carter set to ta...

    Walter Villa

    After giving a verbal commitment to Penn State, Amari Carter, the No. 7 prospect in the 2015 class, is taking her eye-popping game to the USA Basketball U17 trials next week.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  12. HoopGurlz -- South Carolina Gamecocks get commitment from A'ja Wi...

    Walter Villa

    Score one for the home team. A'ja Wilson, the No. 1 prospect in the nation, has announced that she'll be staying home and attending South Carolina.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  13. HoopGurlz -- A'ja Wilson mom Eva Wilson shares tips, offers insig...

    Walter Villa

    Spreadsheets, speaker phones and Grandma were all part of Eva Wilson's game plan as she helped her daughter, A'ja Wilson, navigate the tricky recruiting road as the nation's No. 1 prospect.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  14. USA Basketball opens tryouts national team -espnW

    Walter Villa

    Sabrina Ionescu made Team USA's roster last year as an uninvited "applicant." Her advice to players who are considering making the trip to tryouts this year? Knock, knock!

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  15. Crystal Dangerfield hoping to use speed -espnW

    Walter Villa

    To those around her, Crystal Dangerfield's world moves faster than anyone else's, and the No. 7 prospect for the 2016 class uses her speed to her advantage on the basketball court.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2013
  16. HoopGurlz -- Katie Lou Samuelson has sweet shot and is sister to ...

    Walter Villa

    Like her sisters Bonnie and Karlie, Katie Lou Samuelson is highly competitive and a great shooter. But there's no guarantee the Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) wing, No. 2 in the espnW HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2015 class, will follow them to Stanford.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013