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University of Miami trying to recruit 9-year-old

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University Of Miami Trying To Recruit 9-Year-Old

The NBA might have picked up LeBron James out of high school, but the University of Miami is trying to recruit one Orlando girl out of elementary school.

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CORAL GABLES, FL - NOVEMBER 11: A general view of the BankUnited Center during first half action between the Miami Hurricanes and the Georgia Southern Eagles on November 11, 2013 in Coral Gables, Florida. Miami defeated Georgia Southern 81-80 in overtime. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
CORAL GABLES, FL - FEBRUARY 5: The Miami Hurricanes mascot 'Sebastian the Ibis' works the crowd during second half action against the Pittsburgh Panthers on February 5, 2014 at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Pittsburgh defeated Miami 59-55 in overtime. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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You might remember 9-year-old Jaden Newman, who made national headlines earlier this year as a fourth-grader playing for her high school's varsity team.

WPLG reports that the University of Miami took notice of the basketball prodigy and has asked her to spend her four years of college as a Hurricane -- after she finishes middle school and high school, that is.

According to USA Today, Jaden might be the youngest person ever to be formally recruited by a major college program.

The university had good reason to watch Jaden's sports career after her older brother, Julian, was chosen as starting point guard of his high school varsity team at age 11. Looks like that family knows how to hoop.

Even though Miami wants to call dibs on the young star while her age is still in the single digits, Jaden told USA Today she actually has another school in mind. HLN says:

"She was asked what school she would want to go to, and it wasn't Miami. It was UConn, which I thought was pretty cool. I guess Miami has got about 10 years to keep recruiting this girl."

WPLG reports that Jaden averages almost 15 points and more than seven assists per game -- and she does it all while standing a head shorter than most of her opponents.
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