Thomas takes control at Duke

Originally Published: December 14, 2009
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

DURHAM, N.C. -- The conversation was lengthy and friendly. But ultimately, it was leading nowhere, and both parties knew it. Standout guard prospect Jasmine Thomas explained why she was not going to play for Joanne P. McCallie.

"I recruited her to Michigan State," McCallie, now Duke's coach, said of her initial contact with Thomas. "We had a 45-minute call, but she was very polite and told me she would be playing in the ACC. I was struck by her candor and savvy. She was not a ...

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