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Daily Swish: Hammon, Lauren Hill, and more

Here are some links over the week in the WNBA.

Daily Swish: Hammon, Lauren Hill, and more

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Here are some links over the week in the WNBA.

Top-10 2016 recruit Chassity "LeaLea" Carter gives verbal to Vanderbilt

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Per multiple sources, Chassity "LeaLea" Carter has committed to Vanderbilt. Carter, a top-10 recruit in the 2016 class, is a very explosive 6’0" guard out of Dickson County, TN. The five-star recruit made her decision Sunday and could make her announcement official as early as today. Carter played on the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team. Her other finalists were Tennessee and Louisville

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WNBA players give support to Lauren Hill

Watch their videos of support to the terminally ill freshman at Mount St. Joseph's here.

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WNBA players give support to Lauren Hill

Watch their videos of support to the terminally ill freshman at Mount St. Joseph's here.

What makes a good ref?

At last week's NEC media day, the conference's 10 coaches took on the topic of officiating and came to a fairly strong consensus.

Top-10 recruit Arike Ogunbowale chooses Notre Dame

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Per sources and media report, two-time Wisconsin state Player of the Year and nations’s No. 10 recruit, Arike Ogbunbowale, has committed to Notre Dame. Ogbunbowale, who plays at Divine Savior Holy Angels, made her announcement official early this morning at her high school. She averaged 22.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and nearly 3 steals as a junior. Ogbunbowale won a gold medal this past summer playing for team USA U17 team in the FIBA World Championship. Her final five schools were Ohio State, Louisville, Notre Dame, UCLA and Wisconsin.

UConn holds First Night, opens new practice center

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Watch a video recap and more here.

Nation's #3 prospect for 2016, Crystal Dangerfield, commits to UConn

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Daily Swish: The week in review

Catching up on some of the major news tidbits as the college season approaches, focusing on the 2015 WNBA Draft.

Video: South Carolina's Elem Ibiam on team's depth, playing against men

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2015 WNBA Draft prospect Elem Ibiam discusses South Carolina's 2014-15 season, including her thoughts about how going up against male practice players helps her.

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NCAA moves up season debut for D-III Mt. St. Joseph for a terminally ill player

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Check out this article by Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports' The Dagger. It is about Lauren Hill, who is a player on the Mt. St. Joseph women's basketball team, a Division III school in Cincinnati. Hill is terminally ill with Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable brain tumor which kills most patients within two years. In Hill's case, she may not live past December. Great story, so I encourage you all to read this one.

Katie Meier receives contract extension from Miami

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"When this contract extension was presented to me, my first thought was of gratitude and excitement to continue my career here at the University of Miami," Kaite Meier said. "At the same moment, I thought it was the proper time to show a great appreciation to President Shalala, Blake James and [Deputy AD / Senior Woman Administrator] Jennifer Strawley. I feel like I have deep roots here and would like to give back. I want our young women to be able to share the incredible impact that athletics has had on my life. I believe that this gift is the best way to do it. "

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Simmons, Jack call for compassion from NCAA

Reflecting on the recently-resolved controversy, former Alabama teammates Daisha Simmons and Brittany Jack call for NCAA student-athletes to be treated with more respect, consideration, and dignity.

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