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Cam Smith, USA TODAY SPORTS

This is gospel truth: U of Miami hoops program is recruiting a 9-year-old girl.

Jaden Newman isn't a normal girls basketball player. The 9-year-old earned national headlines in January for playing on her school's varsity high school basketball team while still in fourth grade. Yet she's now getting attention of a more formal kind that raises even more eyebrows: She's being formally recruited by a major collegiate program.

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