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Its not every day that a 13-year-old inner-city girl becomes an overnight celebrity. But it was at this time of year, back in 2014, when Mone Davis did exactly that.Playing for Philadelphias Taney Youth Baseball Association at the Little League World Series, Davis became the first girl to pitch her team to a Williamsport win. Today, her name still has the weight of some of the biggest stars in American sports.Now, though, her focus has shifted from the diamond to the hardwood.Davis, 15, is heading into her sophomore year of high school at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. She dreams of a career in the WNBA, and she knows the journey begins with the process of college recruitment. Thats why Davis has made the decision to forgo high school basketball this season -- after representing her school as an eighth-grader and a freshman -- and exclusively play AAU with the Philly Triple Threat team, where she can go head-to-head with the best talent in the nation.I made the decision because it was time to start getting out there in front of college coaches and showing my improvement over the next two years, Davis said.She isnt resting on her fame to get her to the next level. Davis wants to go against the best competition around. When she speaks about the challenges of the AAU circuit, the fierceness she showed on the mound in Williamsport pours out.Theres a lot of girls that are really good at my age and older, she said. I just wanna go out there and show them you can be ranked, but you have to prove on the court why youre ranked. And well just have a battle, just go right at it. ... And well see who wins at the end.While Davis is a natural competitor, she also is a pioneer for young women in sports. But she isnt naive of the challenges still ahead. She is fully aware that the women in her dream league arent appreciated like their counterparts in the NBA. Still, she is optimistic.Riding high after watching the U.S. womens basketball team cruise to gold in Rio, Davis underscored her belief in gender equality.No matter what level it is, everything [between men and women] should be treated the same, she said while the Olympics were in full swing. The [USA] womens team is just blowing out girls. The mens team -- Im not trying to throw shade or anything -- just won by like three points.Davis is hopeful that what she did in Williamsport, and what she continues to do athletically, is a part of a larger movement to recognize and respect women in sports. All sports.This is a perfect time because of what the U.S. gymnastics team just did, she said. It just boosted a lot for female power. Now people can see -- give girls a chance, and well show you why we should have some more TV coverage. A lot of women are just proving it right now.When this former Taney Dragon opens up about some of the most pressing topics of our time, she does it with a seasoned mind that many professional athletes dont have. Its partially why she was the perfect person to seize the spotlight when it came her way in 2014.Davis appeared on SportsCenter and then went on a press tour usually reserved for Hollywood A-listers and Super Bowl MVPs. She has met President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, basketball star Stephen Curry, football star Russell Wilson, comedian Kevin Hart, Olympian Allyson Felix, icon Billie Jean King and countless other celebrities.When Davis looks back at that time, she knows she was doing gigantic things athletically, but also showing an uncanny ability to maintain a levelheaded approach.I act older than what I was, in a good way, she said. I didnt know that I was that mature at the age of 13.Davis credits her family and friends for helping her maintain that maturity and keeping her grounded and centered.Today, Mone Davis still plays baseball at the place her sports journey started, the Marian Anderson Recreation Center, in South Philadelphia.Shes aware that softball will return to the Olympics in 2020. But shes not tempted.Shes lacing up her sneakers, not her cleats; dreaming of assists, not strikeouts. 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