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Rare catch: Texas signs women’s hoopsters from Philadelphia

Posted November 13th, 2014

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Texas signed two of the top 10 women’s basketball recruits in the country on Wednesday, but the most significant newcomer might be someone without a similar pedigree.

Coach Karen Aston’s team welcomed Christina Aborowa, a senior forward from Philadelphia. This is a big catch, Aston said, because Aborowa is part of the Philadelphia Belles select team.

“As a recruiter at the University of Texas for many years, it’s important for us to get someone from the storied Philly Belles program,” Aston said Thursday. “Mike Flynn runs that program and I never could get one of Mike’s kids. For us to land a Belle and have an opportunity to coach someone who has a tremendous upside….”

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The Belles were established in 1976. Last year eight players from the AAU program signed with colleges throughout the country.

A native of Ondo, Nigeria, Aborowa has lived in the United States for two years. She is ranked No. 77 on ESPN’s top 100 list of national recruits.

Texas also signed two players Wednesday on ESPN’s top 10 list of recruits — Lashann Higgs of Cedar Ridge and Jordan Hosey of Manvel.

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