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New Pups on the Block

It's never too early to talk hoops, especially with the newest members of the program. Freshmen Ava Hawthorne and Taedyn Gray dove into their high school careers, first impressions of college life, and more on the 'Be Blue Podcast'.


Ava Hawthorne

The 5'10" guard from Gilbert, Iowa will sport No. 21 for the blue and white. Shattering the record books at Gilbert High School, Hawthorne is ready to take her talents to the next level.


Taedyn Gray

The 6'1" forward from Lenexa, Kansas will don No. 30 for the Bulldogs. A versatile stretch four with a tremendous feel for the game, Gray joins a star-studded list of Kansas City kids to make it big at Drake.


Miss our conversation with head coach Allison Pohlman? Get the latest scoop on Drake Women's Basketball during the dog days of summer!

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