TODAY   |  April 13, 2014

Tournament to allow girl to play on boys’ team

When a 10-year-old girl was told she could not play in a tournament with her all-male basketball team, it garnered attention across the country. The decision has now been reversed.

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>>> remember our story from yesterday about a young girl who was one of the best players on her basketball team . a boy's basketball team . 10-year-old jayliyn base and her team were set to play in on upcoming tournament. they said they couldn't play if she remained on the team. today we have an update, they will be able to play in the tournament. great news.

>> fantastic.

>> tournament officials changed their minds on saturday saying that the original decision caused a divide within the youth basketball community and that it was in the best interest of everyone involved to let the team play .

>> a divide in the youth basketball community and some outrage across the country.

>> she's the best one on the team.

>> of course.

>> she is. we actually had a fair amount of response to that. we had asked people to write in yesterday. majority of people really felt she should be allowed to play. there were some people who didn't. one person actually tweeted something to the effect of i wonder how it would be if the tables were turned and it was a boy who wanted to play on a girls' team. which is an interesting thing to think about. you hope people would say let that kid play, too.

>> she started on the team. they went to the tournament.

>> she's responsible for a good amount of that success.

>> go jaylynn.