One of the coolest aspects for fans watching the Little League World Series is how much they get to know the players. From the favorite baseball players of the South Koreans to the favorite foods of the Mexicans to the favorite hobbies of the Texas team, the event provides various forms of personal information.
One notable fact about one rather notable player involves Mo'ne Davis, the star female pitcher from Philadelphia. Davis, despite earning international attention for her baseball exploits, never shied away from telling the media about her real dream: Playing basketball for the University of Connecticut.
A 2010 video went viral during the LLWS, showing Davis cross over some male competition inside the three-point arc.
On Sunday, Davis got a chance to experience the WNBA life. The league hosted Davis as its special guest at Target Center in Minneapolis for Game 2 of the WNBA Western Conference Finals between the Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury.
A WNBA video shows a wide-eyed Davis embracing UConn legend Maya Moore in a Lynx shirt. Moore and the Mercury's Diana Taurasi, also a former UConn star, led their respective teams in scoring.
Davis also can be seen handing a signed copy of the Sports Illustrated issue in which she was featured on the cover to Brittney Griner of the Mercury. Davis did this while wearing her UConn sweatshirt, but that didn't stop Griner, the Baylor alum, from expressing her thanks.
Davis took some pictures and got autographs for herself, as seen with Griner, the Lynx's Lindsay Whalen, WNBA President Laurel Richie and Moore:
Griner, Moore and Taurasi are three of the faces of the ever-growing WNBA. Perhaps they'll still be around 10 years to take on rookie A Mo'ne Davis.