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Mo’ne Davis forgoes HS basketball; focused on AAU, college

Mo’ne Davis made the varsity team as an eighth grader at her high school. Now she is walking away from suiting up for her high school team.

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Mo’ne Davis caught the media’s eyes when she was the first girl pitcher to win and have a shutout in the Little League World Series for Philadelphia back in 2014. Now, Davis has retired from playing baseball and focusing on her future: a chance to play in college.

Davis will enter her sophomore year at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy this year. She has made the decision, as reported by ESPNW, to skip playing for her high school this year and focus on playing for her AAU team. Davis plays for the Philly Triple Threat team.

“I made the decision because it was time to start getting out there in front of college coaches and showing my improvement over the next two years,” Davis shared with the ESPNW.

For the past two season, Davis has played on the varsity basketball team at her high school. Even with that accomplishment under her belt, she gives credit to the talented girls she competes with while playing for her Philly Triple Threat team.

She told ESPNW, “There [are] a lot of girls that are really good at my age and older,” Davis said. “I just want to go out there and show them you can be ranked, but you have to prove on the court why you’re ranked. And we’ll just have a battle, just go right at it. … And we’ll see who wins at the end.”