Little League World Series legend Mo'ne Davis is focused on basketball now

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Remember Mo'ne Davis? Even if you don't watch the Little League World Series, you probably do remember her. As a 13-year-old, Davis was notable for being a girl who was pitching, and dominating, representing Philadelphia Little League baseball. It was a cool story that once again opened up (valid) questions why girls are pushed into softball. However, Davis is 15 now, and her focus has turned to trying to dominate the basketball court like she used to dominate the baseball diamond.

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The now 15-year-old Davis is not going to be playing with her high school's basketball team as a sophomore. Instead, she will be playing with Philly Triple Threat, a local AAU team. She's set her sights on a future as a WNBA player, and she feels that playing AAU ball will increase her chances of getting recruited by a college to play hoops. "I made the decision because it was time to start getting out there in front of college coaches and showing my improvement over the next two years," she said.

Obviously, there is a long way to go between being a 15-year-old high-school sophomore and playing college basketball at a legitimate program, let alone the WNBA. However, it would seem foolish to count Davis out. We've seen that she has some skills on the court. She certainly made Kevin Hart look bad, although that isn't all that hard. It would not be surprising if we hear from Davis again in a few years. Also, in case you were wondering, she does still play baseball on the occasion. The fact that softball is joining the Olympics in 2020 doesn't interest her at all. If we ever see Davis in the Olympics it will be on a basketball court.

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Kevin Hart, center, and Michael Rapaport, left, defend Mo'ne Davis, right, during the first half of the NBA All-Star celebrity basketball game Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Mo'ne Davis holds the AP Female Athlete of the Year Award after the NBA All-Star celebrity basketball game at Madison Square Garden Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Mo'ne Davis, right, drives past Kevin Hart, during the first half of the NBA All-Star celebrity basketball game Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Mo'ne Davis attends the 2015 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
Kristen Ledlow, right, hugs Mo'ne Davis as they are announced before the NBA All-Star celebrity basketball game Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 21: (L-R) Mark Williams, Mo'ne Davis, Mahogany Williams, Yasir, Quran Davis, Lakeisha McLean and Maurice Boykin attend 'Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story From First Pitch To Game Changer' book signing at Barnes & Noble on March 21, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 21: Books on display during 'Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story From First Pitch To Game Changer' book signing at Barnes & Noble on March 21, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 21: Mo'ne Davis Signs Copies Of 'Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story From First Pitch To Game Changer' at Barnes & Noble on March 21, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a game in the Little League World Series and is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, talks to Robin Roberts about her inspiring memoir in front of an audience of little leaguers, on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, airing THURSDAY, MARCH 19 (7-9am, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a game in the Little League World Series and is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, talks to Robin Roberts about her inspiring memoir in front of an audience of little leaguers, on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, airing THURSDAY, MARCH 19 (7-9am, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a game in the Little League World Series and is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, talks to Robin Roberts about her inspiring memoir in front of an audience of little leaguers, on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, airing THURSDAY, MARCH 19 (7-9am, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a game in the Little League World Series and is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, talks to Robin Roberts about her inspiring memoir in front of an audience of little leaguers, on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, airing THURSDAY, MARCH 19 (7-9am, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a game in the Little League World Series and is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, talks to Robin Roberts about her inspiring memoir in front of an audience of little leaguers, on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, airing THURSDAY, MARCH 19 (7-9am, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Mo'ne Davis Little League star attends the Competitions as part of the 2015 NBA Allstar Weekend at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Mo'ne Davis Little League star attends the Competitions as part of the 2015 NBA Allstar Weekend at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Kevin Hart and Mo'ne Davis sit together during the Taco Bell Skills Challenge on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Little League baseball star Mo'Ne Davis is introduced during the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Madison Square Garden on February 13, 2015 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Kristen Ledlow interviews Mo'ne Davis during NBA All-Star Practice as part of 2015 All-Star Weekend at Madison Square Garden on February 14, 2015 in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Mo'ne Davis attends State Farm All-Star Saturday Night - NBA All-Star Weekend 2015 at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Mo’ne Davis, the first female pitcher in Little League World Series history to pitch a complete-game shutout accompanied by players from the Jackie Robison West Little League team, throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25: Little League Baseball pitcher Mo'ne Davis reacts after she throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game Four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Kyle Terada-Pool/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25: Little League Baseball pitcher Mo'ne Davis waves after she throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game Four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Mo’ne Davis, the first female pitcher in Little League World Series history to pitch a complete-game shutout accompanied by players from the Jackie Robison West Little League team, throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 27: Pitcher Mo'ne Davis #3 of Philadelphia Little League Baseball team Taney Dragons attends a parade celebrating the team's championship on August 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 27: Pitcher Mo'ne Davis #3 (center) of Philadelphia Little League baseball team Taney Dragons attends a parade celebrating the team's championship on August 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 27: Pitcher Mo'ne Davis #3 of Philadelphia Little League Baseball team Taney Dragons attends a parade celebrating the team's championship on August 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Pitcher Mo'ne Davis tapes an interview at 'Good Morning America' at the ABC Times Square Studios on August 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Philadelphia's Tai Shanahan (7) celebrates his walk-off single with teammate Mo'ne Davis (3) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against Pearland in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Philadelphia won 7-6. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis is safe at second as the ball falls out of the glove of Pearland second baseman Bryce Laird during the third inning of a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Davis advanced to second on a fielder's choice by Philadelphia's Kai Cummings. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis is safe at second as the ball falls out of the glove of Pearland second baseman Bryce Laird during the third inning of a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Davis advanced to second on a fielder's choice by Philadelphia's Kai Cummings. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis is safe at second as the ball falls out of the glove of Pearland second baseman Bryce Laird during the third inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Davis advanced to second on a fielder's choice by Philadelphia's Kai Cummings. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning against Nashville, Tenn. during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the fifth inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Pennsylvania won 4-0 with Davis pitching a complete game two-hit shutout. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the fifth inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Pennsylvania won 4-0 with Davis pitching a complete game two-hit shutout. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the fifth inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Pennsylvania won 4-0 with Davis pitching a complete game two-hit shutout. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the fifth inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in U.S. pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Pennsylvania won 4-0 with Davis pitching a two-hitter. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning against Nashville's Robert Hassell III during a baseball game in United U.S. pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Philadelphia won 4-0 with Davis pitching a two-hitter. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania pitcher Mo'ne Davis (3) gets the ball back from third baseman Jack Rice (2) during the fifth inning of a 4-0 shutout against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania pitcher Mo'ne Davis (3) gets the ball back from third baseman Jack Rice (2) during the fifth inning of a 4-0 shutout against Tennessee during a baseball game in U.S. pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis flies out to center field during the fifth inning against Tennessee pitcher Brad Money during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Pennsylvania won 4-0 with Davis pitching a complete game two-hit shutout. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania pitcher Mo'ne Davis celebrates as she runs off the field after getting the final out of a 4-0 shutout against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania pitcher Mo'ne Davis celebrates after getting the final out of a 4-0 shutout against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania pitcher Mo'ne Davis, left, celebrates with teammate Jack Rice (2) after getting the final out of a 4-0 shutout against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania pitcher Mo'ne Davis, left, celebrates with coach Leland Lott as she returns to the dugout at the end of the fifth inning during a baseball game against Tennessee in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Pennsylvania won 4-0, with Davis pitching a complete game two-hit shutout.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania pitcher Mo'ne Davis, right, celebrates with coach Leland Lott, center, as she returns to the dugout at the end of the fifth inning during a baseball game against Tennessee in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Pennsylvania won 4-0, with Davis pitching a complete game two-hit shutout.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis, second from left, stands with her teammates before they played Nashville during a baseball game in U.S. pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Philadelphia won 4-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis, center, heads back to the dugout before playing Nashville during a baseball game in U.S. pool play at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Philadelphia won 4-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis, second from left, stands with her teammates before they played Nashville during a baseball game in U.S. pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Philadelphia won 4-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis (3) sits on the dugout steps before Philadelphia played Nashville during a baseball game in U.S. pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Philadelphia won 4-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Mo'ne Davis, center, a member of the Taney Little League team from Philadelphia signs baseballs as she and her teammates ride in the Little League Grand Slam Parade as it makes its way through downtown Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The Little League World Series tournament begins Thursday, August 14, in South Williamsport, Pa.. Davis is one of two girls competing in the Little League World Series tournament this year. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A teammate on the Taney Little League team from Philadelphia, helps hold baseballs for Mo'ne Davis, center, to sign as the team rides in the Little League Grand Slam Parade as it makes its way through downtown Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The Little League World Series tournament begins Thursday, August 14, in South Williamsport, Pa.. Davis is one of two girls competing in the Little League World Series tournament this year. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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