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Taber Spani of Lee's Summitt, Mo. Glenn Nelson/ESPN.com

Taber Spani, ranked No. 13 by ESPN HoopGurlz in the 2009 class, is an elite womens' basketball prospect who comes from hall of fame football genes.

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Glenn Nelson is a senior writer at ESPN.com and the founder of HoopGurlz.com. A member of the McDonald's All-American and Parade All-American Selection Committees, he formerly coached girls club basketball, was the editor-in-chief of an online sports network, and was a longtime, national-award-winning newspaper columnist and writer. He can be reached at glenn@hoopgurlz.com.