Basketball Scholarship

This passage is about a girl who finds she enjoys playing basketball.

Lexile Level: 390L

Categories: Sports & Health


Etta hadn't liked growing up with three brothers. They never played dolls with her. She always had to play sports with them. She made the teams even. In high school, she played on the women's team. And it turned out that she was pretty good. Her coach worked with her. She was grateful. Sports scholarships were not easy to get. Etta packed her clothes into a couple of big boxes. She looked around at her room. She had posters of sports players on the walls. Trophies from sports camps lined up on her dresser. She realized that she couldn't blame her brothers for making her play sports. She enjoyed basketball. And she was excited to play basketball in college.


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