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Daily Swish: More college previews, and the Houston Rockets hang out with a girls basketball team in Mexico

Here are five Wednesday links for the midweek.

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It's Wednesday. Time for some links to start (or continue) your day.

espnW's Susie Arth has an A-to-Z guide on college basketball's signing week - Some pretty cool factoids here and definitely worth a read.

Gary B. Graves of the AP reports on how Louisville head coach Jeff Walz intends on approaching the 2014-15 season - All-American Shoni Schimmel is gone, but seniors Sara Hammond, Bria Smith, and Jude Schimmel should continue to provide veteran leadership as the Cardinals play in their first year as an ACC member.

The Tarahumaras are a Native American people based in Northwest Mexico. They have a popular girls basketball team - One of the things that they're notable for is that they are from the mountain villages around Chihuahua, where they travel to play on the basketball courts, barefoot, and in dresses. But they're also really skilled at drills. The team had a chance to travel to Mexico City to see an NBA basketball game between the Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves which will be held Wednesday. Rockets center Dwight Center had a chance to play with the team after a practice and he said,"They did all the drills hard. The shooting drills, they were great. Those girls were pretty talented. Hopefully, those girls have an opportunity to play in the WNBA or collegiate basketball as they get older. Some of those girls have talent." Link to a Houston Chronicle piece by Rockets beat reporter Jonathan Feigen.

Dane Mizutani of LynxBasketball.com writes about Damiris Danatas and her strong 2014 rookie season - Though she was not expected to contribute much due to the presence of Rebekkah Brunson -- who also signed a contract extension -- Dantas more than held her own as a starter during Minnesota's first half of the 2014 season. Though her minutes dropped once Brunson returned, Dantas still has a promising career ahead. She's only 21.

Retired WNBA All-Star Chasity Melvin has spent her post-playing career as a life skills coach. - Melvin is part of Katapult Celeb Coaches and she enjoys her new position. Link to TheSource.com