Little League Star, Mo’ne Davis, Helps Get High School Basketball Team to 2-0 Start

Mo’ne Davis got her first high school action after being promoted while still an eighth grader — YouTube screen shot

By now you may have heard that Little League phenom Mo’ne Davis has been promoted to her school’s high school varsity basketball team even though she’s still in the eighth grade. Now we have video footage from Davis’ first two games of action suiting up for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCHA), a private school that includes both middle school and high school athletics in Philadelphia.

As noted by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Springside Chestnut Hill is a member of the Inter-Academic League, where Davis and other eighth graders can compete on the varsity level. Given that she was available for a spot on the roster, SCHA wasted little time in deciding that Davis was meant for varsity competition and not the lower levels.

“Mo’ne is way too good for middle school basketball,” Tina O’Malley, girls’ athletic director at Springside Chestnut Hill, told the Inquirer. “For her, it was a no-brainer.”

It hasn’t taken long for Davis to make an impact. As reported by MaxPreps, Davis scored 3 points in her debut during SCHA’s rout of Princeton Day then played much of the game during her team’s first serious threat, a 51-36 victory against Perkiomen.

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SOURCE: Cam Smith
USA TODAY High School Sports

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