Youth User Submitted Video OTW - Jaelyn Bates

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Submitted by Facebook follower Juliet Quiver Bates, this week's Youth Video Submission features Jaelyn Bates, a young lady with handles like Kyrie Irving and a shot to match! More than just an offensive star, Jaelyn is also a strong defender with quick hands and great anticipation. Take a look at a recent highlight reel of Jaelyn and submit your own videos by following USA Basketball on Facebook or Twitter!

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Youth User Submitted Video OTW - Jaelyn Bates

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Submitted by Facebook follower Juliet Quiver Bates, this week's Youth Video Submission features Jaelyn Bates, a young lady with handles like Kyrie Irving and a shot to match! More than just an offensive star, Jaelyn is also a strong defender with quick hands and great anticipation. Take a look at a recent highlight reel of Jaelyn and submit your own videos by following USA Basketball on Facebook or Twitter!

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User submitted video of the week - Da'Avion Thomas.

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Twitter user @salonchrjanae sent us this great video of her 10-year old son, Da'Avion Thomas. If you have a youth basketball video of yourself or your child, please send a YouTube link to us on Facebook or Twitter at @usabasketball and you could be highlighted on usab.com, as well!

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