Jodie Cornelie's playing basketball career from INSEP to NCAA
In 2000 Jodie Cornelie (in picture) started playing basketball for a local club in Strasbourg when she was seven years old.
However her raise to basketball fame started in 2002 when she joined the Black Star Basketball club of Bischeim. For three years she and Fatim Traore were stars of the junior programme and often played in higher age categories.
Cornelie was much taller than all the players in her age group and was selected a year ahead to play for her region (Bas-Rhin). Playing for the regional team was the first step towards national recognition.
In order to play in the U15 national championship she had to leave Bischeim. During the 2005-2006 season she played forGries Oberhoffen (BCGO).
However in 2006 she joined the SIG, where she was reunited with Troare. While at the SIG she was member of the team that won the U15 French Championship in 2008.