News and analysis -- Maori Davenport fights to return to the basketball court

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On Nov. 30, 2018, the Alabama High School Athletic Association ruled Maori Davenport ineligible to play her senior season of basketball at Charles Henderson High School in Troy, Alabama. Davenport had spent part of her summer leading the United States to a gold medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Mexico City. USA Basketball sent every member of that team a stipend check, and the organization has acknowledged failing to check with AHSAA prior to sending money to Davenport.

Davenport deposited the check, for $857.20. When USA Basketball realized its mistake, it contacted the Davenports on Nov. 26, and the family sent the money back on Nov. 28. The AHSAA determined Davenport broke its amateurism rules, which allow for a maximum payment of $250.

Davenport has been fighting to play since. Here are some key developments.

Jan. 3, 2019: Maori Davenport on her lost senior season

Jan. 5, 2019: Jay Bilas: Davenport ruling a 'travesty'

Jan. 6, 2019: Social outrage: WNBA, Chris Paul, Spalding, more side with Davenport

Jan 7, 2019: Bilas: The maddening case of Maori Davenport and Steve Savarese

Jan. 7, 2019: AHSAA defends Davenport suspension

Jan. 8, 2019: Davenports appear on "Good Morning America" 

Jan. 8, 2019: Billie Jean King, Kobe Bryant speak up for Davenport

Jan. 10, 2019: Davenports file lawsuit against Savarese, AHSAA

Jan. 11, 2019: USA coach Jeff Walz calls suspension "terrible"

Jan. 11, 2019: Judge issues temporary restraining order

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Jan. 11, 2019: Davenport scores 25 points in return to court

Jan. 11, 2019: Davenport: "Tonight was very special"

Jan. 11, 2019: Applause for Davenport across the country 

Jan. 11, 2019: Davenport's return in photos

Jan. 15, 2019: The inside story of Davenport's return

Jan. 17, 2019: Davenport excluded from McDonald's nominees

What do you think?

Jan. 18: Judge pushes hearing back to February

Jan. 24: Davenport officially left off McDonald's rosters

Jan. 24: C. Vivian Stringer to Maori Davenport: 'Rise above it all'

Jan 30: Judge postpones hearing for second time

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