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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday Cardinal Couple -- One less to watch


- LA cuts Nita

- Sara to play in FIBA 3 on 3

You had to hope it would work out for her.

When we looked at the number of players invited to the Los Angeles Sparks tryout camp...though, it became obvious that the three-point specialist for the Cards would have an uphill battle to make the WNBA squad.

Uphill battles are nothing new to the Louisville native. She overcame a life-threatening situation that played out in front of 10,000 hushed fans back in November.

Nita is headed back home, though. The Sparks cut her, Cierra Warren, Keena Mays and Jamie Nared on May 5th.

Cinco de Mayo wasn't a celebration day for her. What's next for the smiling, long range assassin?

There is the very remote possibility, we suppose, that another WNBA team could invite her in. With all the overstocked tryout rosters that exist in the league currently, we see the chances of that slim.

International hoops could be a venue as well. Candyce Bingham did that successfully for a few seasons and other ex-Cards have graced the Euroleagues and other foreign basketball rosters over the years. Monique Reid did well in her stint over the past few months as an international player.

Whatever path the Christian Academy crusader chooses, we're sure it'll be one that will be successful. She's been a winner in our books for a long, long time already.

Meanwhile, up in Minnesota....A-Tayy survived yesterday's Minnesota Lynx roster lessening. Asya Bussie and Theairra Taylor were waived from the squad. Keep battling #31 !!!!

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Sara Hammond will compete in the USA 3x3 women's basketball tournament for a chance to go to Russia in June and play for the world title. Looks like she's got some pretty impressive teammates:

Sara Hammond6-21942015Louisville / Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Jewell Loyd5-111502016Notre Dame / Lincolnwood, Ill.
Cierra Burdick6-21602015Tennessee / Charlotte, N.C.
Tiffany Mitchell5-101542016South Carolina / Charlotte, N.C.

They'll face seven other squads May 9-11 in Colorado Springs, CO.


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