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ORLANDO, FL (June 19, 2014) – Nine-year-old Jaden Newman is being recruited by the University of Miami women’s basketball team.

That makes Jaden the youngest person ever to be recruited by a college program.

The fourth-grader has already played two seasons on the girls high school varsity team at Downey Christian School, a 300-student private school in Orlando.

Jaden spent three hours last week touring the University of Miami facilities, and the women’s basketball coaching staff urged her to keep the Hurricanes in mind when it came time to make her college choice.

But Jaden says the Hurricanes actually aren’t her first choice; her dream is to play for the University of Connecticut.

Watch Jaden’s highlight video below.