Mo’ne Davis Makes Her Varsity Team…As an 8th Grader

Mo’ne Davis keeps impressing. It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the eighth grader, and it looks like things won’t be slowing down anytime soon. On Thanksgiving, her Little League team participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Last week, she participated in the tree lighting at the White House, was named Sports Illustrated Kid of the Year, and then got named to the high school varsity team.

The 14 year old took the the sports world by storm when she pitched in the Little League World Series this summer. Now, she has traded in her cleats for sneakers and will be playing varsity basketball for the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Blue Devils this winter. Since they are a member of the Inter-Academic League, the Blue Devils allow eighth graders to compete at the varsity level, giving Mo’ne a chance to play at the high school level without even taking a high school class yet. Playing the point guard position at 5’4, the aspiring WNBA player Davis is in “a very good position to be a starter,” says coach Tony Tucker.

This past summer, before she stole the media headlines in August, Mo’ne was in the Poconos for Hoop Group Skills Camp. While at camp, it was easy to see how high her ceiling as a basketball player was. Aside from being a player of the week, she took home the All-Star Game MVP in the “Big East Division” and was one of the best point guards we had at camp that week.

Davis and her Rutgers team took home the championship during Girls Shooting Camp this summer.

Davis and her Rutgers team took home the championship during Girls Shooting Camp this summer.

The Blue Devils’ season begins Friday evening against Princeton Day School of New Jersey in a tournament at the Hill School in Pottstown. We would like to wish the best of luck to them and Mo’ne as they look forward to have a successful season this year. Keep making us proud, Mo’ne!

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