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Javale McGee Has A 6'7 Sister Who Will Play For Texas Next Year

Tucked away in a predictably fascinating Sports Illustrated profile of Javale McGee, everyone's favorite NBA player, was this interesting note:

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Imani Stafford is a 6'7" senior at Windward High in Los Angeles, and she is committed to Texas for next fall. She, too, can jam.

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If that can't get you interested in women's basketball, nothing can.

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Just the other day, I was wondering whether 6'8 Baylor superstar Brittney Griner, the first female player to ever play above the rim, would find a rival who could look her eye-to-eye.

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Stafford was a McDonald's All-American, but it's way too soon to say whether she'll be able to match some of Griner's accomplishments at the college level.

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However, her addition to a Texas program that has underachieved in recent years, to the point where high-profile coach Gail Goestenkors stepped down after the season, definitely adds some intrigue to the Big 12 women's basketball season in 2012/2013.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.