Women's Hoops Blog

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Jeff Morrow writes about Leilani Mitchell:
Back when she was a young teen, Leilani Mitchell always thought she might be a teacher.

She never thought the sport she loved, basketball -- the sport she played in the driveway of her Kennewick home against her five brothers -- would take her around the country and to Europe.

But that's what has happened, as Mitchell has just begun her second season with the New York Liberty in the WNBA.

"I didn't really watch the WNBA when I was younger," she said last week in a phone interview. "Being an elementary teacher was always something that I wanted to do."