Lexie Brown prides herself on preparation. She appreciates organization and understands the importance of planning ahead.
So when the Maryland women's basketball recruit became one of three high school seniors selected to the Under-18 USA National Team in May, she was nervous.
Not to spend 11 days apart from her family training with the squad in Colorado. Not even to face the world's top competition.
No, Brown's chief concern was maintaining her unblemished grade-point average. The North Gwinnett (Ga.) High star's classes started earlier this month, meaning she'll miss two weeks of school before returning from the FIBA Americas under-18 women's championship in Gurabo,...