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is now starting at memphis, averaging 29 minutes, 7 points, and 4 assists. she is not yet taking that many shots. memphis ,most recently, lost to st. johns by 4 in the final of the st. johns tourney, and beat seton hall by 9. she set a memphis record recently, making 24 straight free throws.
 

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she broke Lobo's HS record (I think, or something of the such)
 

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Abdul-Qadir is about 5-1, and while athletic, her size limited her ability to make space for herself to get her shot off. However, she plays with a fearless intensity that's invaluable in a point guard. She did set some Massachusetts records but, without taking anything away from the young lady, didn't play in a strong league and never played against any of the Central Mass powerhouse teams.
 
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When it comes to free-throw records, it doesn't matter who you play. lol
 
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Abdul-Qadir is about 5-1, and while athletic, her size limited her ability to make space for herself to get her shot off. However, she plays with a fearless intensity that's invaluable in a point guard. She did set some Massachusetts records but, without taking anything away from the young lady, didn't play in a strong league and never played against any of the Central Mass powerhouse teams.
she's 5-4, and, though the high school competition may not have been strong, she can play. i've caught a couple of her games on tv, and it looks at this point that she doesn't consider herself a scorer on that team. like any great scorer, she definitely knows how to get herself open. she doesn't play like someone who is just a scorer. she appears to have a great feel for the game, and for getting her mates involved. she's fun to watch.
 
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Good for her. She sure has been making noise in women's basketball. Just sharing this for insight, but things were quite different for a female Muslim basketball player just seven years ago at USF.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncw/news/story?id=1882485

It is unfortunate that this young lady's decision was met with such derision.

I seem to remember a similar sports-religion intersection back in the 60's when Sandy Koufax would not pitch during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
 
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It is unfortunate that this young lady's decision was met with such derision.

I seem to remember a similar sports-religion intersection back in the 60's when Sandy Koufax would not pitch during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Humans are humans. "Me, me, me, me, me, me...."
 

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Religious intersections are not necessarily about me at all. They are most often about a sense of accountability to other, to God or neighbor.
 

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I got to see Lil' Ali once in a high school game at Springfield College. She had many similarities
to Lorin Dixon....fast/quick/good handle. Her perimeter shot was 'unconventional' but she could play.
She missed her frosh year at Memphis due to [what else?] a torn ACL. Good to see a local Pioneer Valley kid
having success. Really smart....I think she is in pre-med.
 
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