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USC lands a top flight point guard

Updated: June 30, 2010, 9:35 PM ET
By Lindsay Schnell | HoopGurlz

When Ariya Crook-Williams father, Willie, passed away a few years ago, her club coach Elbert Kinnebrew, knew the loss would take an emotional toll on his gutsy guard with a penchant for hitting big shots. But he also knew this: Crook-Williams had a strong heart, and would be OK.

Crook-Williams, ranked No. 15 in the 2011 class by ESPN HoopGurlz, has blossomed since then, sharpening her focus and dropping weight in order to reach her goal of playing Division-I basketball, something her dad ...

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