Women's Hoops Blog

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ah, a lovely peek into the world of New York City girls basketball: Paschall finds new home at Nazareth
The levitating profile of girls' basketball, combined with enrollment patterns and requirements increasingly untethered to geographic concerns, have combined to form an ultra-competitive witches brew of recruiting elements in New York. The St. Michael players, which includes a core of nationally regarded college prospects, lost their school, so they are free to enroll anywhere they can qualify -- a fact that was not lost on rival schools. That Paschall was able to assemble such talent at a school whose basement gym, with its low ceiling and column-obstructed floor, was so inferior that St. Michael actually resisted scheduling home games was the source not only of suspicion, but resentment.