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Best of Summer: Dimes and D

The third part of the Best of Summer Series looks at the best passers and defenders.

Originally Published: August 15, 2008
By Chris Hansen | ESPN HoopGurlz

In baseball, fans love the long ball and so many people focus on scoring in basketball that those skilled at other vital parts of the game don't often enough get their due. The seemingly long lost art of passing made a bit of a comeback this summer as did those players who truly excel on the defensive end of the court.

Both Chelsea Gray of Manteca, Calif., and Brittney Griner of Houston are anything but the prototypes at their respective positions on the high-school level.

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