Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Baltimore-McCoughtry Pipeline

When Sherrone Vails out of Baltimore decided to play for Louisville, she got some advice from another Baltimore high school star:

(Vails) said she communicated with former Louisville All-American Angel McCoughtry via the Internet and that McCoughtry, “told me it’s a good school.”

McCoughtry, an All-Metro forward at St. Frances before she played for the Cardinals and was the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA draft by the Atlanta Dream, played a small part in Vails’ decision. Vails had seen her play when she was younger while McCoughtry played AAU basketball with Vails’ sister LaTavia, who went on to play at Robert Morris.

“She did [play a small part in the decision], because I’ve seen how she developed her game and became a better player there,” Vails said.

Heh. Maybe McCoughtry will go to work as a recruiter after her WNBA career is over. Let's hope that day doesn't come for a long time.

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