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Thu. June 3, 2010 | Izzy Gould | Email

Shanel Sweet and Brihanna Jackson have transferred for the second time in less than two weeks.

The star girls basketball players are now at Land O'Lakes and Wiregrass Ranch, both schools' athletic directors confirmed Thursday. Those happen to be the home zones for the addresses each girl has provided. 

Sweet and Jackson landed at Wesley Chapel last month - on the same day - and quickly drew the ire of the Florida High School Athletic Association and Pasco County Schools.

The girls led Gaither and Lecanto, respectively, in scoring and several other categories last season. Both played for Suncoast Basketball Club, an AAU program co-run by former Wesley Chapel coach Warren Jones and River Ridge coach Joeyn Dearsman.

Jones, who works at Anclote and has no known affiliation with Wesley Chapel, said he was Jackson's legal guardian at the mother's request. He also said Sweet's transfer was coincidental and that she lives in Pasco County.

The fact that Wesley Chapel had planned - and has executed - an action to open the supplements of all off-campus coaches seemed to indicate the table was set for Jones's return. He previously denied any wrong doing.

Jones did not respond to a text message Thursday seeking comment.

Wesley Chapel principal Carin Nettles did not return a message left by the Times seeking comment.

igould@tampabay.com

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