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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A nice companion piece to the Globe article on Bilqis Abul-Qadir who will play at Memphis next year -- in full Muslim dress.

From USAToday's Dick Patrick: Naama Shafir, Toledo share a religious experience

Last summer, Naama Shafir was at home in Hoshaya, Israel, wondering if it was practical to combine playing college basketball in the USA with her Orthodox Jewish beliefs after dealings with Boston College and Seton Hall didn't work out.

Meanwhile, Tricia Cullop had become coach at Toledo and was desperate for a point guard, even one who required kosher meals and couldn't travel from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.Theirs was a match made in recruiting networking.