16 POINT GUARD
Lauren has been Lausanne Collegiate School's starting point guard since she was
an eighth-grader, and she was voted the team captain before her freshman
season. As a sophomore last winter she averaged 15.7 points and 5.4 assists to
lead the Lynx to its first state title.
Semeka Randall, a two-time All-America at Tennessee and now coach at Ohio
University. Like Randall, Lauren is not a gifted outside shooter, but she is a
strong on-the-ball defender and a heady distributor.
"She's very unselfish," says Lynx coach Wayne Kelley. "She's a lot
stronger than most guards her size [5'9"]. She's got room to improve on her
three-point shot, but she's great at shooting off the dribble."
Tennessee offered Lauren a scholarship when she was in eighth grade, and she
committed to the Lady Vols as a freshman. For now she says she'll pass on a pro
career and become a doctor like her mother, Dana, a neurologist at Methodist
University Hospital in Memphis.
14 AUTO RACER
Logan, who turned 14 on July 7, won three Crate/ASA Late Model Series races at
the World Series of Asphalt in February; he was the youngest competitor in the
field and the youngest winner in the 31-year history of the event. Speed51.com
already touts him as the second-best short-track driver under 18.
Mark Martin. "He knows how to wait," says Logan. "I want to be
aggressive enough to win races but don't want to be the guy who wrecks just to
get past someone."
"Whatever I tell him to do, in testing or during a race, to go low or high,
he really listens," says crew chief Dick Woodman. "And he has his own
ability to pick up speed. He's definitely advanced."
Next step NASCAR
may bump its age minimum from 18 to 21, which would delay Logan's entry into
both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series. But when he turns 15, he can compete
in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series.