15-year-old baseball and basketball player Mo’ne Davis became an American sensation in 2014 when she became the first girl ever to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series. Since then, the young phenom has become an icon nationwide for young girls and serves as a constant reminder that you can do anything you set your mind to.
Mo’ne Davis has been shooting her shot (literally) for the past eight years. Her home court is at Philadelphia’s Marian Anderson Recreation Center where she plays with her boy teammates on the Anderson Monarchs, a youth recreational team.
Currently, Davis is the point guard for the Monarchs and is on her way to collegiate, and maybe even pro sports some day. Davis is not just the only girl on her team, but also the only girl in the Monarchs’ entire 18U league. With it being 18U, that makes Mo’ne one of the youngest players in the league.
Davis’ love for sports goes deeper than just the court. If you’re friends with Mo’ne, you’ve likely had your fair share of sports debates with her. Being from Philly, one of Mo’s favorite players all-time is Allen Iverson.
“Who else do you know made Jordan go from one side to the other and still hit that shot? Who do you know that could do that besides me? Come On Now!” – Mo’ne Davis tells The Bleacher Report about Allen Iverson’s legendary 1997 crossover
Davis has already made history on the baseball field and we cannot wait to see what she does on the court too. This young woman is a prime example of #BlackGirlMagic and a perfect success story for our “The First’s” series.