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Oregon's stealth star

Updated: May 28, 2011, 12:29 AM ET
By Glenn Nelson | HoopGurlz

The term "under the radar" is used liberally on the recruiting circuit but it takes on a different meaning depending to whom it is applied.

Mercedes Russell, in many aspects, has been in stealth-fighter mode. Though college coaches (and ESPN HoopGurlz, for that matter) have known about her for a while, the 6-foot-5 post is from Springfield, Ore., which doesn't exactly have a reputation as a basketball-prospect factory. Moreover, she plays for a club team, Game Time Basketball, ...

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