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Ivy League star Bella Alarie, with the genes of a pro, expected to first-round WNBA pick

By By Ava Wallace, Washington Post, 04/17/20, 9:30AM EDT


In Bella Alarie’s household in Bethesda, sports always were looked at as an educational tool, not an endgame. It didn’t matter that Bella’s father, Mark, had gone to Duke and played five seasons in the NBA, four of which were with the Washington Bullets. Nor did it matter that Bella, the eldest of three children, seemed to have a preternatural talent for just about any game she picked up.