Love and Basketball, Sometimes Continents Apart


Andrea LeGrace Mingo and Danielle Robinson have known each other since 2004, when they were 15 and competing in the trials for the under-16 U.S.A. National Team in women’s basketball in Colorado Springs.

Ms. Mingo was friendly with everyone. Ms. Robinson was all business.

“She was there to make the team and go home,” said Ms. Mingo, who is known to friends as Drey. She decided, though, that they would become friends. “I was the nerdy, quirky kid that was going to make her talk to…



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

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