Aaliyah Gayles, who continues her recovery after being shot at a house party in April, visited her future Southern California teammates Thursday in Los Angeles.
The NBA Summer League requires lots of practice space for the 30 teams, and local high schools take on the invaluable role of hosting them.
Hardy, a 6-foot-5-inch guard, is one of the top players ever to prep in Las Vegas.
Liberty only beat Bishop Gorman once in four tries, but it came in an overtime classic that netted the Patriots their first boys basketball state championship.
Liberty boys basketball coach Kevin Soares is the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada Coach of the Year after leading the Patriots to their first state title.
Liberty’s Joshua Jefferson averaged 17.7 points and 10 rebounds in his senior season and led the Patriots to the Class 5A state title with an upset win over Bishop Gorman.
The incoming Southern California freshman and survivor of a house party shooting has graduated from Spring Valley High School.
Centennial’s Karen Weitz, the winningest coach in Nevada basketball history, has added the title of boys coach to the dynasty she has built with the girls program.
Aaliyah Gayles signed her national letter of intent Monday, ensuring that USC will honor her basketball scholarship as she recovers from gunshot wounds sustained at a house party.
Spring Valley basketball star Aaliyah Gayles probably will spend two months in a wheelchair before beginning rehabilitation, said her high school coach, Billy Hemberger.