Latvian native follows basketball dream to Missouri women's team

Thursday, November 8, 2012 | 10:34 p.m. CST; updated 2:30 a.m. CST, Friday, November 9, 2012

COLUMBIA — Twelve years ago in a small apartment on the outskirts of Latvia’s bustling capital of Riga, a poster of Shaquille O’Neal shaped the future of Missouri basketball player Liene Priede.