Denied by her school’s boys hoops team, girl gets call from the pros

Sydney Phillips is going to the pros.

The seventh-grader, who was denied a chance to play on her school’s boys basketball team, will practice with the New York Liberty professional women’s team. She also¬†received an invitation to a meet the Fordham University women’s team at one of their games.

“She did find a team,” Phillips father, Scott Phillips, said of the offer his daughter received from the university.

Phillips said the Liberty invited Sydney, who attends St. Theresa’s School in Kenilworth, to watch a practice session and work out with two players from the team. Sydney will bring a few other girls she knows who play basketball.

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