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Friday, February 26, 2010

With a h/t to Sue and her (great coverage of West Coast basketball) blog, They're Playing Basketball, this from ESPN: A Sprinting Start
Kayla Brewer physically is ready for the college game. But what is truly unique is that her game and physique are not the only qualities that put her ahead of her peers.

As a freshman in high school, Brewer enrolled in a running start program in which high school students also take classes at the college curriculum level. At the end of this current school year, technically her junior year of high school, she will have a high school diploma as well as an associates degree, equivalent to two years of college credits.

Last Monday the basketball star from Jacksonville, Fla., gave her verbal commitment to the University of South Carolina and became the 15th player in the ESPNU HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2011 class to commit. But unlike the rest of the junior class, Brewer will begin college early, entering this coming fall.