The Times West Virginian

Prep Sports

August 8, 2013

Brooklyn Little signs with Garrett

Little pursues her dream of playing college basketball

FAIRMONT — Pregnant.

When teenagers hear that word, their life goes on hold. Hours upon hours seem to pass, and it’s only been a little over 30 seconds.

The world continues to spin while you start to think to yourself, “I’m an athlete; my career is over. I’m too young to have a child; I’m still trying to grow up myself.”

Then you pick up your cellphone and make the call to both your coach and your parents to tell them the news.

“When she first told me that she was pregnant, my first thought was, ‘OK, then you can’t play,’” Fairmont Senior’s girls’ head basketball coach Corey Hines said.

The phone call was from his star shooting guard in Brooklyn Little.

A player that had been a top-tier athlete during her freshman, sophomore and junior season with the Polar Bears.

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