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.
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.