Nightly News   |  January 18, 2014

9-year-old Stars in High School Basketball Team

A fourth grader who has both Olympic and WNBA dreams is already the star player on a high school basketball ream in Florida.

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>>> finally tonight, she's just 9 years old, but you know what, college basketball recruiters may want to keep their eye on her. nbc's dave gutierrez who has a florida fourth grader who's already a star on the high school team.

>> reporter: at a high school gym in orlando, one player is not like the others. jayden newman is only 9, yes, 9, and she's playing on her private school 's varsity team .

>> i feel like i'm better.

>> reporter: at 4'5" this point guard is tiny but tough.

>> they thought i wasn't good but when they saw me play they were like, wow.

>> reporter: wow is a common reaction when you watch jayden 's highlight real. amazingly she's been dribbling sings she was 3, sometimes along kobe bryant and the harlem globetrotters .

>> my name is jayden newman and i'm 6 years old.

>> at first i was nervous that she was so small but with her speed and her going by, she's just so talented, i just let her fly.

>> reporter: and she has soared. at 8 she once scored 63 points against 12-year-olds. this season she's averaging 15 points, 7 assists and 3 steals a game.

>> you look at this little 9-year-old, what did she just say? she knows the game better than most men.

>> reporter: her dad is also her coach. her mom plays too. you could say baseball runs in the family.

>> it's in the bloodline.

>> reporter: but that would be a huge understatement. last year jayden 's brother, julie en, drew national attention and millions of youtube hits for his incredible moves on the court. he's not shy about who's better, him or his little cyst jer.

>> i think me.

>> reporter: sibling rivalry aside, it's a family with high hopes for hoops.

>> i'd like to go to college and then after that i want to go to the wnba and play for the l.a. sparks .

>> reporter: proving sometimes the best things really do come in small packages. gabe gutierrez, nbc news,