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Terran Condrey to be Honored in Hometown
2:30 P.M., TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012

Eufaula, Ala., will hold a "Parade of Champions" in early July to honor several local athletes, including Lady Bear basketball's Terran Condrey who played high school basketball at Eufaula High.

Condrey was a senior guard for the national champion Lady Bears. Baylor was 40-0 this season and completed one of the greatest seasons in women's basketball history.  

The parade will honor numerous athletes and teams including Condrey and:

Jerrel Jernigan, who played high school football at Eufaula High, became the first Barbour County native to earn a Super Bowl ring when the Giants edged the New England Patriots. The NFL rookie played kick returner and wide receiver for the Giants last season.

Courtney Upshaw, who played high school football at Eufaula High, was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player of the BCS Championship Game after leading Alabama past LSU 21-0. It was the second national title for Upshaw, who was an All-American linebacker for the Tide.

Last month, Upshaw was drafted in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Ravens.


Third Time's a Charm for Prince
2:30 P.M., TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012

Moriah Jefferson isn't the only one on the 2012 USA U18 squad to have come to trials and not made a team. And she's not the only USA Basketball athlete who's been cut multiple times.

In fact, Seimone Augustus, who will compete for her second Olympic gold medal this summer, didn't make a team following her first two USA Basketball trials. In her third try, Augustus not only made the 2003 USA U21 World Championship Team, she went on to earn MVP accolades at the U21 Worlds.

There are a total of four players on the roster who have returned after being cut. Kendall Cooper (St. Anthony H.S. / Carson, Calif.) and Allisha Gray (Washington County H.S. / Sandersville, Ga.) went home following the 2011 USA U16 National Team Trials and in fact, originally tried out for this year's USA U17 World Championship Team.

After not making that squad, the duo was moved, along with four others, to the U18 trials roster and this time the result was a USA Basketball jersey. Additionally, Bashaara Graves (Clarksville H.S. / Clarksville, Tenn.) didn't make the 2011 U19 team after being a part of the 2009 USA U16 and 2010 USA U17 squads; while Alexis Prince (Edgewater H.S. / Orlando, Fla.) made her first USA Basketball team this year after missing the final cut for the 2009 U16 and 2010 U17 teams.

"There was never a question about whether I was going to come back or not," said Prince. "I feel like it's a good opportunity just to get invited. I was just going to come, work hard and see if they liked me. "It felt real good to finally tell my mom that I made it," she added.

"After they announced the team I kept saying, `there are no more cuts, right? This is it?' When I heard there were no more cuts, I was like, `that's good!'"


By Emily Anne Moore