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June 19, 2014

Must-See Video: College recruiting a 9-year-old basketball star

NEW CASTLE — Have we lost our minds?

The University of Miami women’s basketball team is actively recruiting a fourth-grader.

Yes, a fourth-grader!

She’s not a pre-teen ... she’s still pre-ten!

Anyway, 9-year-old Jaden Newman has been gaining quite a bit of notoriety this year since she started for the varsity team at Downey Christian School in Orlando, Fla. And Jaden not only started, but she averaged more than 15 points and 8 assists per game.

Watch the video below to see what all the fuss is about, then cast your vote in today’s poll question: Does is make sense for a college to recruit a 9-year-old? Or is it crazy?

 

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