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PISCATAWAY, N. Ryan Ellis Jersey .J. -- The 2013 high school senior class was one of the most talented in recent womens basketball history.It had a plethora of talented guards and post players led by Diamond DeShields, Kaela Davis and Taya Reimer. So far, though, the biggest mark the group has left at the collegiate level is the high transfer rate among its top stars.Six of the top 10 players from that high school class have switched colleges from where they began. DeShields was the test case, leaving North Carolina after a stellar freshman year and heading to Tennessee. Soon after, other top players started transferring.No. 2 Kaela Davis went from Georgia Tech to South Carolina. Fourth-ranked Taya Reimer left Notre Dame to head to Michigan State. Lexie Brown left Maryland for Duke after guiding the Terrapins to the Final Four in her first two years at the school.At the end of the day its all about people being happy, said DeShields, who left North Carolina after a stellar freshman year. Were all friends and a lot of them were texting me after I left to see what it was like.Brown, DeShields and Davis all grew up in Atlanta a few miles apart, playing on the same AAU team. Brown and Davis faced off last Sunday when South Carolina visited Duke. Browns team got the better end of the matchup, handing the Gamecocks their first loss of the season.I think its weird, a lot of the transfers have been players who played a lot or were the focal point of the team or the face of the team, Brown said. Sometimes you forget theres more to being a college athlete than the sport that you play. At the end of the day its about your happiness. I know some of those girls and they werent happy and it might not have even been the basketball situation.All the players had different reasons for leaving their first college choice. Many of them committed early to college, some, like Brown, before the end of their sophomore year of high school. Others like Stephanie Mavunga, Gray and Jessica Washington left North Carolina over fears of impending NCAA sanctions to the school.We all had our dream schools when we were 15 or 16, Brown said. Now at 20 and 21 were at a different school then we would have imagined.Individually many of the players have done well so far at their new schools, putting up strong numbers. It will be seen if they can lead their new programs to conference or NCAA titles. Davis, who was an all-conference guard at Georgia Tech, has flourished so far in her first year at South Carolina. She said when she left Georgia Tech that she wanted to win at the highest level and compete for a national championship. Shes provided an outside shooting threat to compliment the Gamecocks strong interior game. South Carolina coach Dawn Staley also took in seventh-ranked Allisha Gray from North Carolina.You definitely do your homework and talk to the kids and see why they left, Staley said. In the old days you would get transfers who just werent happy with playing time or such. Now its gotten a lot different.Ohio State has also become an oasis for transfers. Kevin McGuffs 12th-ranked team has benefited from the addition of three transfers this season in Mavunga (North Carolina), Sierra Calhoun (Duke) and Linnae Harper (Kentucky).I think were going to keep seeing it, McGuff said. Its just hard. I think were in a generation when expectations arent met quickly, then kids move on to the next thing. I dont think thats going away anytime soon.The numbers support the Ohio State coachs thoughts. In 2013-14, 9.2 percent of womens basketball players transferred according to the NCAA. Thats up from 6.8 percent a decade ago.Now, with social media, there is instant access to everything. You have all these fans like why arent you playing at so and so, Louisville coach Jeff Walz said. Fifteen years ago the kids didnt have all that extra pressure for them. Now its a lot easier to take the easy way out.Walz and other coaches have said theres not too much that schools can do to change this. All they can keep doing is be honest with kids when they are recruiting them.You cant change who you are or who your program is, Walz said.When schools try to block a transfer it hasnt gone well. In one high profile case, Kansas State didnt want to let star guard Leticia Romero transfer a few years ago when the coaching staff was let go at the end of the 2014 season, claiming tampering. In the end, they relented and let her transfer to Florida State.While no class may ever match the 2013 high school senior one as far as the high profile transfers, the numbers arent going to change any time soon.The culture has changed now, Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie said. Now, you get to sit out a year, lift weights and then get two more years to play. You dont have to deal with difficulty if you dont want to. The word transfer is no longer a bad word. It used to be your family would say `youre committed, youre going to stick it out. That doesnt happen as much anymore.---AP Sports Writer Pete Iacobelli in Columbia, South Carolina contributed to this story.---Follow Doug on Twitter at Dan Hamhuis Predators Jersey . Now, with Game 6 set for Fenway Park and an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch, the Detroit Tigers face the unenviable task of having to beat the Boston Red Sox twice, on the road, to advance to the World Series. Dante Fabbro Predators Jersey . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach. . -- Nathan Pancel scored twice as the Sudbury Wolves defeated the North Bay Battalion 4-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A plan to put $750 million in public funds toward an NFL stadium in Las Vegas has passed the first of two major votes in the Nevada Legislature, with lawmakers saying they understood their votes might draw criticism but they want to bring more jobs to a beleaguered construction industry.The Nevada Senate voted 16-5 on Tuesday to pass a bill that would raise hotel taxes by up to 1.4 percentage points in the Las Vegas area to fund a convention center expansion and build a stadium -- partially funded by billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adeson -- that could house the Raiders. The measure garnered more votes than the two-thirds needed to approve a tax increase, and now heads to the Assembly for consideration.I know Im going to have some folks cussing me out when I get home. But Im a big boy. I can take it, said Democratic Sen. Aaron Ford, who supported the deal even though many liberal groups and three fellow Democrats opposed it. Notwithstanding what the pundits say, it aint the lobbyists here that persuaded me. Its the constituents whove told me time and time and time again that I want a job.Lawmakers who voted no included Republicans Pete Goicoechea and Don Gustavson, and Democrats Tick Segerblom and Julia Ratti. Democrat Sen. Ruben Kihuen, a vocal critic, said he thinks stadium proponents are over-promising what the stadium will yield and believes the deal is a handout to a billionaire.That sets a bad precedent. That represents bad public policy and a misuse of taxpayer dollars, said Kihuen, whos running in a competitive congressional race. This magnitude of public money for a legacy project of one of the wealthiest people in the world is just plain unacceptable.The speeches came after a lengthy public comment period Tuesday morning that was dominated by stadium opponents. Critics decried the rushed deal, which is happening in a special session rather than the four--month-long regular session next spring. Mattias Ekholm Jersey. They also complained that the Legislature isnt using public funds to address mental health and education budget shortfalls, and pointed out that some outside economists have panned the deal as a boondoggle that could leave taxpayers holding the bag in a downturn.But the three-hour public comment period appeared to ultimately help the stadiums cause. Laborers and veterans testified that they needed the estimated 25,000 construction jobs the project will bring after the industry was devastated in the recession.Four lawmakers said in speeches they were influenced by the testimony of one man who described living out of his truck and taking showers at the gym before a construction job gave him a hand up.I couldnt leave this chamber and look a laborer in the eye, and say I had a chance to give you a job and I voted no, said Ford, who said the mans testimony reminded him of the time when he became a single dad as a junior in college and depended on government help to get out of poverty.The 65,000-seat domed stadium is expected to bring 14,000 permanent jobs to the Las Vegas area. The total deal also sends $420 million for convention center improvements aimed at keeping Las Vegas convention industry competitive.The hotel bill for an average night at a Las Vegas Strip hotel would go up about $1.50 as a result.Two-thirds of each Republican-controlled chamber of the Legislature must approve any tax increase. Lawmakers are taking a break in observance of Yom Kippur and will resume on Thursday to discuss bills such as authorizing a sales tax increase to hire more police officers in the tourist corridor.NFL owners would still need to vote by a three-fourths majority to allow the Raiders to move from Oakland to Las Vegas. ' ' ' 

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