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Sidwell Friends star Jadyn Donovan: 'Duke was honestly one of the hardest decisions I had to make'

One of the top high school girls basketball recruits in the country caught up with SBLive Sports after Sidwell Friends' win over the Potomac School (VA)

Jadyn Donovan, a five-star guard from Sidwell Friends School (D.C.), recently shared her thoughts with SBLive Sports on women's basketball media coverage, recruiting and why she committed to Duke. 

Donovan is one of the top scorers for Sidwell Friends, the No. 2 team in the SBLive Sports Power 25 National Girls Basketball Rankings, along with teammate and fellow five-star recruit Kendall Dudley.

Dudley, a 6-foot-1 wing, is currently ranked as the No. 13 prospect in the class of 2024 according to ESPN. 

Donovan, the No. 3 ranked prospect in the class of 2023, committed to Duke and head coach Kara Lawson in August

Here's what she told SBLive Sports about her commitment to the Blue Devils:

"Duke was honestly one of the hardest decisions I had to make ... I think overall Duke was the best fit for me and the program they're trying to build over there is something I feel is similar to Sidwell. We started from the bottom and now we're one of the best teams in the country, so I want to be a part of something like that again. Being able to help recreate Duke's Dynasty - everyone knows Duke boys basketball so I want to get some popularity over on women's basketball too." 

Donovan also shared her take on the immense growth the game of women's basketball has had over the years:

"The people above us were kind of like the path makers for at least the people in our generation. So, now it's our job to pass the torch and be able to keep the game growing and keep girls involved in basketball." 

See the full interview with Jadyn Donovan here: