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WHY I CHOSE AN HBCU

ALANTA PARTEE had over one-hundred college offers.  Stacks of envelopes, endless phone calls, and one decision. Hundreds of college coaches wanted her to hoop for them, but only one school would be lucky enough to snag the 6’3 post player…

PLAYING WITH PURPOSE

SHAWN WILLIAMS is the co-founder of Playing with Purpose. PWP is more than a basketball program and ministry, it’s a safe haven for athletes. The league was started to create opportunities for players to learn basketball fundamentals. The vision started…

HOOP PRAY LOVE

HAILEY GRANT thought she’d spend her basketball career playing in front of her friends and family. That thought was put on hold when her mother fell ill. Says Grant, “Playing through my mothers’ sickness was a huge struggle for me.”…

I WANNA BE LIKE MY SISTER

JADE ASBERRY is a young basketball player with ambition. While the average girl her age is playing Fortnite or making a video on TikTok she’s playing ball. Wait, don’t get us wrong, she’s still a kid who enjoys doing those…

BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL

In every classroom or office, there’s a hooper that has crumbled paper, transformed the trash can into a goal perfect for an alley-oop, layup, or jump shot. That crumbled piece of paper is pretty much what happened to the basketball…

GET THIS WORK

JA’MEE ASBERRY & TERRYN MILTON WORKOUT

FORGING HER OWN PATH

“My culture is important to me. I want to inspire other girls to get out there and do what they love. There aren’t a lot of Native American girls out there hooping, I want to be someone that they can…

GIRL POWER

DARRIAN JORDAN believes that basketball builds a girl’s confidence. Says Jordan, “I think that it’s important for girls to participate in sports because it gives them a chance to build themselves up.” The game means a lot to her. In…

FINDING HER WAY

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