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Broad Run pair to play Division I basketball

Broad Run High School seniors Jasmine Braswell, left, and Mariah Leonard each recently signed their national letters of intent to play NCAA Division I basketball. Braswell has signed with Northeastern University in Boston and Leonard is headed to Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Broad Run senior Jasmine Braswell rises for a shot during a 2015 game against Tuscarora. Braswell joins teammate Mariah Leonard in committing to play NCAA Division I basketball.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Broad Run’s Braswell commits to Northeastern

The allure of playing basketball in a competitive NCAA Division I conference at a school that offers her intended physical therapy major was enough for Broad Run High School senior Jasmine Braswell to end the recruiting process with a verbal commitment to Northeastern University. Braswell, a 6-foot-2 low post player, also mentioned Northeastern's Cooperative Learning Program, the ability for family and friends to watch her play in the Colonial Athletic Association and her father Roland Braswell having played men's basketball at Northeastern in the 1980s as factors in her decision.

D1SA Spartan Elite swish championship at national event

D1 Sports & Athletics 15U Spartan Elite Boys won the Gold Elite Championship among a pool of 158 teams at the Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic on July 26 in Nevada. The Loudoun-based Spartan Elite shot past Drive Bounce Elite (Canada) 80-66 in the championship game to claim the title in the five-day tournament.

Recent Tuscarora High School graduate Alexis Bailey, shown here pushing the tempo during a 2015 game, is taking her basketball talents to Morehead State University in Kentucky.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Next level: Bailey to become first Husky to play NCAA Division I hoops

Tuscarora High School advanced to the Virginia High School League state girls' basketball tournament for the first time in 2015. A key member of that team, Alexis Bailey recently set another program milestone. Bailey, a class of 2015 graduate, is set to become Tuscarora's first student-athlete to play NCAA Division I hoops after she verbally accepted a scholarship offer to attend and join the basketball program at Morehead State University.

Broad Run rising senior Mariah Leonard drives to the basket during a 2015 game against Tuscarora. Leonard recently verbally committed to Drexel University and plans to sign her letter of intent in November.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Updated: Leonard commits to play Division I basketball at Drexel

With another varsity season in front of her, Mariah Leonard has already vaulted to the top of the record book for Broad Run High School's girls' basketball program. Leonard holds Spartan career marks for points (1,429) and rebounds (1,004) through three seasons. As a sophomore, Leonard set a record for points in a single game with 38.

Borup to play basketball at Christopher Newport

Loudoun County High School senior Quad Borup will continue his basketball career at Christopher Newport University in Newport News.

Park View alumni basketball game is May 23

Players are needed for the fifth annual Park View High School Alumni Basketball Game, set to tip at 1 p.m. May 23 in the school gymnasium.

John Champe junior Kuony Deng, shown here during a 2015 3A East Region playoff game, is one of three area players to garner first-team selection.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

All-State basketball honors for 11 area players

The Virginia High School League All-State basketball teams for boys' and girls' in Groups 3A through 5A include 11 Loudoun student-athletes.

Good news Bears swish fifth-grade championship

The Bears are fifth-grade champions of the Western Loudoun Basketball League. The youth boys' basketball team is coached by Scott Carpenter and Lance Rice.

A ball for all seasons. Loudoun Valley junior Trey McDyre is a standout on the Vikings’ football, basketball and baseball teams. While McDyre says his favorite sport is always the one he’s currently playing, he will most likely play baseball in college.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Valley’s McDyre has a game plan for every season

It was once the standard course of electives for young men in high school with an athletic bent: Football in the fall, basketball in the winter, baseball in the spring, repeat.

Wizards’ John Wall ready to put playoff loss behind him

Washington Wizards guard John Wall is finally ready to stop thinking about how last season ended.

Stone Bridge senior Jason Jolly of the Loudoun All-Stars drives to the basket during the second annual NOVA Challenge basketball game March 22. After winning the 3-point shooting contest, Jolly led Loudoun with 22 points in a 122-110 loss to Fairfax.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Fairfax pulls away from Loudoun in second half

Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn was the scene for the second annual NOVA Challenge all-star boys' basketball event March 22, pitting the top high school senior hoopsters from Loudoun against their counterparts from Fairfax.

Loudoun County High School senior Quad Borup has earned an invitation to take the court for the Loudoun All-Stars in the second annual NOVA Challenge.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun All-Stars shoot for two

Some of the top senior high school boys' basketball players in Northern Virginia will be showcased March 22 as the Loudoun All-Stars square off against the Fairfax All-Stars in the second annual NOVA Challenge at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn.

Final postseason basketball scoreboard

The 2014-2015 varsity basketball season concluded this weekend with six boys' and girls' teams winning VHSL state championships. Seven Loudoun schools advanced to the semifinals of their respective region tournaments with Loudoun County and Tuscarora reaching the state playoffs.

The best season in the brief history of the Tuscarora High School girls’ basketball program concluded Friday morning in the semifinals of the Virginia High School League Group 5A state semifinals.—Times-Mirror File/Carl Lukat

Princess Anne overwhelms Tuscarora in VHSL 5A semifinal

Playing in its first state basketball playoff game, fifth-year Tuscarora High School saw perennial powerhouse Princess Anne score the first 20 points of the VHSL 5A girls' basketball semifinal game.



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