Summer Hoops

LeBron James is announcing his decision live on Thursday, July 8 at 9 PM ET on ESPN.

I was reminded while watching Hoop Reality, that only 1.2% of all college basketball players are recruited to the NBA. James is a very talented and lucky man.  A recent trip to watch the Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks (sans an injured Candace Parker) had me wondering about the percentage of young women being recruited to the WNBA. I am no mathlete but the percentage has to be far less. Colorado doesn't have a WNBA team but it doesn't keep young girls from dreaming big. If you want to support the dreams of a young player, check out memoirs and biographies about Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes and more. For the historians out there, Shattering the Glass: The Remarkable History of Women's Basketball makes for great off court reading.

Written by Laurie. on July 7, 2010


Anonymous on July 7, 2010


How refreshing to see women's basketball getting some press! It's a rare event to see women's sports covered by any of the media--newspapers, tv, et al.

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