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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. How Taja Cole Became First In Foremost Recruiting Class

    Walter Villa

    Fashion plate Taja Cole is used to stealing both the ball and the spotlight, so don't worry about the Lloyd C. Bird (Chesterfield, Virginia) point guard getting lost amid the other stars in Louisville's top-ranked recruiting class.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  14. Talented Crystal Primm Takes Creative Approach To Signing Week

    Walter Villa

    Art, science, math ... Crystal Primm's skills go far beyond the basketball court, and the Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches (West Palm Beach, Florida) senior guard is using her cerebral approach to choose from among her five college finalists.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2014
  15. Why Michigan Recruit 'Boogie' Brozoski Has Swagger In Her Step

    Walter Villa

    The street-ball legend has an appreciation for her roots and three state titles to her credit, but Lauren "Boogie" Brozoski of Long Island Lutheran still has big plans for her senior season before heading off to Michigan.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  16. Hannah Stewart's Long Road From Unknown To All The Rage To Iowa

    Walter Villa

    She's led Bishop Ryan (Minot, N.D.) to 57 straight wins and two state titles, but Hannah Stewart's long road to the University of Iowa began with a fateful decision to finally give AAU ball a shot.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2014