Badass Teen Mo'ne Davis Was Just Drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters

She turns 14 today.

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Because she is 14 years old, Mo'ne Davis is only about three-fifths (four-sevenths?) as tall as your average professional basketball player. But because she is a 14-year-old sports legend who threw a shutout (opens in new tab) at the 2014 Little League World Series, Mo'ne Davis just got the opportunity to *become* a professional basketball player.

The Harlem Globetrotters announced Tuesday (opens in new tab) that they are exercising something called a Future Discovery Clause, meaning they really, really want her to play for the team when she graduates from college. If she accepts, Davis will join other talented women—13 total, according to a Globetrotters rep (opens in new tab)—such as TNT Maddox and Sweet J Ekworomadu, both of whom are on the current roster.

Oh, and if you're like, "But isn't her sport baseball," 1) please know that Ms. Davis's favorite athletic pursuit is actually basketball, 2) she played on her high school's varsity team as an eighth-grader, and 3) she trounced Kevin Hart during the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game:

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