Life Center Academy goes global

Three Nigerians and one Spaniard are in starting lineup at New Jersey school

Updated: March 7, 2012, 11:05 AM ET
By Glenn Nelson | HoopGurlz

Nicole Parriski is a sophomore at Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J. She is 6-feet tall and plays forward for the girls' basketball team. She plays plenty of roles for that team, but one in particular is unique.

Parriski is Life Center's only American-born starter.

"It's kind of cool," Parriski said.

Still, being singular also can be daunting, especially at Life Center. Crystal Simmons is the team's starting point guard. She happens to be its ...

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