Mo’ne Davis continues to shine, now in a powerful Chevrolet commercial directed by Spike Lee that aired during Game 1 of the World Series. The commercial features Mo’ne, whose voice over expresses her passion and gratitude about her outstanding summer of superstardom.
Standing at the pitcher’s mound, focused and ready, Mo’ne is heard stating: “I stand for girls who want to play sports with the boys, and to be a role model for people, young and old. I throw 70 miles per hour — that’s throwing like a girl.”
The 13-year-old Little Leaguer has been all the rage since she became the first girl in Little League history to pitch a shutout. Now she has earned herself a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but is very open about her plans to play in the WNBA one day. She hopes to begin that journey at UConn. “I want to go to the University of Connecticut and be the point guard on the basketball team,” she added, “That’s like my dream and then go into the WNBA. That’s for [UConn women’s coach] Geno [Auriemma]. Geno has to know.”
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) which regulates the athletic programs in colleges all over the US and Canada has stated that the baseball star’s amateur status would not be affected by her appearance in the commercial. She will therefore still be eligible for college sports, and her climb to the WNBA will not be disrupted.