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Home Court, No Advantage

There are times, many times in fact, that Erika Tucker gets a little lonely as she shoots hoops in the driveway of her home in Arnold, Md.

While many of her friends and teammates from the Chesapeake Bay Hurricanes 16-and-under American Athletic Union squad practice with their respective high school teams, Tucker, a home-schooled 16-year-old with an interest in basketball and horticulture, occupies her time with her studies and solo work on her jump shot.

“When you get to high school age, most players that have the skills, they are playing on the high school team,” said Tucker, who gets her basketball fix by playing for an Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks team in the winter. “I have always wanted to play high school basketball. I would get better coaching and training and stuff. When AAU season comes around, it’s always a relief because I am getting back to the kind of way I want to be playing.” Read more…

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