Eighth grader Mo'ne Davis made her high school varsity basketball team

Friday December 5th, 2014

Mo'ne Davis burst on the scene this summer by throwing a shutout in the Little League World Series, but baseball isn't her only talent. Davis is also a top-notch basketball player, with dreams of playing for Geno Auriemma at UConn. 

Davis is apparently one step closer to that goal. According to CSN Philly, Davis made the varsity basketball team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, a private high school in Philadelphia, despite the fact she's only in eighth grade. 

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Davis was also named SI's SportsKid of the Year, after she became the first girl to ever throw a shutout in the Little League World Series.

“To be honest, I never thought I’d be famous for baseball,” Davis told SI.com in August. “I want to play basketball, and I could also do both basketball and baseball -- but I really want to play basketball.”

Auriemma called Davis to congratulate her on her LLWS performance, a call the NCAA found to be a secondary violation. The good news is the NCAA also ruled that Davis' amateur status won't be compromised by her appearance in Chevrolet commericial. 

•​ Watch a young Mo'ne Davis breaking ankles on the basketball court

That's all a long way off, though. She'll have to conquer Philly high school ball before she gets a shot at college. 

- Dan Gartland

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