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Irmo, SC (WLTX) --- After helping Dutch Fork win back-to-back state championships, Alaina Coates is ready for the next chapter of her basketball career.

When the 2012-13 season ended, Dutch Fork was undefeated, ranked in the top 10 by USA Today and a big reason for that was the 6-4 Coates.

The McDonald's All-American who was also named All-USA by USA Today is hoping to contribute early for a USC program that can always find room for an athletic power forward who can be a force in the paint.

Coates says the transition from high school to the SEC will be a challenging one,but's one she is ready to embrace.

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