Aja Ellison writing her own script

Updated: July 11, 2013, 2:52 PM ET
By Walter Villa | Special to espnW

To be or not to be … an athlete or a thespian?

Sure, her father played in the NBA and her mother was an All-ACC sprinter at Maryland, but Aja Ellison had different dreams. Going to modeling and acting camps in Philadelphia and New York was her version of fun.

Basketball? From time to time in middle school she would join a pickup game -- taking the court in whatever shoes she was wearing or borrowing a pair of sneakers from one of her brother's friends -- ...

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