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Homegrown star Smith leads Blue Demons

Updated: December 8, 2005, 4:15 PM ET
By Beth Mowins | Special to ESPN.com

When it comes to basketball talent, the Second City is first rate.

Some of the all-time greats, including Olympians such as Yolanda Griffith and Tamika Catchings, spent time in Chicago in their younger days. Current Chicago products gracing collegiate courts include Tennessee's Candace Parker and Cappie Pondexter of Rutgers.

DePaul senior forward Khara Smith is also part of the rich Chicago hoops heritage. But she holds a special place. Smith not only grew up in the area but also ...

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