OREGON CITY, Ore. -- There are great shooters in girl's basketball, but the truly microwaveable types -- the ones who heat up quickly and stay heated -- are a rare, nearly impossible-to-concoct breed. For starters, it is not innate for girls to seek out the hot hand among teammates. And those with the toasty mitts are not apt to present themselves, for fear of throwing off the social balance of their teams by dominating its supply of shots.
Those basic truths make Kaleena Lewis a prototype -- of something new and big. She can be the first of her kind, a true gunslinger, willing to keep firing as long as her shots are not blanks.