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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tonight was the "public" WBHOF Induction, so here's some more on the newest members of the Hall.

From Dave Link at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Leta Andrews' newest honor tops them all
One night last summer, Leta Andrews got a phone call. It was almost 11 p.m. She was startled.

"That's so frightening, anytime the phone rings that late," Andrews recalls.

Her fears quickly vanished. Former Texas coach Jody Conradt was on the phone with word that Andrews, 72, the nation's leader in victories for a girls high school coach, would be one of six inductees into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame with the Class of 2010.

"I had not gone to sleep yet, but I was probably dozing off," Andrews said. "I thought, 'Is this really the truth?'"

Former UGA star Edwards will be inducted into Hall of Fame tonight

After graduating from Georgia, Edwards played in Italy, Japan, Spain, France, Russia and the U.S. She last played for the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx in 2004 and enters the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility.

Remember what her UGA coach, Andy Landers, said when she was elected: “In my mind, she ought to have her own room at the . . . Hall of Fame.”

More from Dan Felser at Knoxnews.com: Teresa Weatherspoon pays tribute to Derek Dooley

As a former point guard, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Teresa Weatherspoon knows the value of a good assist. The former Louisiana Tech star said as much in paying tribute to Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley during her induction speech Saturday night at the Tennessee Theatre.

As the athletic director at Tech, Dooley hired Weatherspoon to be the women's basketball coach.

"You all have stolen him,'' Weatherspoon said. "He's a wonderful man who has a great vision."

Decorated Teresa Edwards what you 'look for in a modern-day player'

A women's basketball journey that spanned the globe began down the block for Teresa Edwards.

As a youngster in Cairo, Ga., she discovered a world within her world on a neighborhood basketball court.

"I realized there was something there that kept pulling me back in,'' she said.