Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/11/14
The South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has something new to entice women's basketball players this fall - her Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame trophy. Staley returned Monday from a weekend of celebrations and ceremonies in Springfield, Mass., where she was inducted along with 11 other basketball greats. She sat next to her trophy at South Carolina's arena, saying it will eventually end up in her office. ''That's where the recruits will see it,'' she said with a grin. Staley was humbled by the honor and hopes she's set an example for young women looking to achieve big things in basketball. ''I hope little girls will approach the game like I did,'' she said. ''I didn't cut corners. It was just a process for me where I was living out my passion.'' Staley hopes several of those type of teenagers grow up to play college basketball for her Gamecocks, where she'll start her sixth season this fall. South Carolina won 25 games each of the past two years and reached back-to-back NCAA tournam...
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