India's Hoop Star

For the Geo Quiz we are looking for an Indian state wedged between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. This state's neighbors are Karnataka to the north and Tamil Nadu to the east. Among its many natural resources are black pepper, cardamom and tigers.

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The Indian state of Kerala is home to black pepper, cardamom, Bengal tigers and a stand-out women's basketball player. Kerala-born Geethu Anna Jose just tried out for the WNBA. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from Karan Madhok aka "Hoopistani" who blogs about Indian basketball for the NBA's India website.

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    A houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala (Photo: Wesley Olson)


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    Geethu Anna Jose looks to the basket during a basketball practice session at the Sachs Recreation Center on Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Deerfield, Ill. Jose is the first player from India to attend tryouts for the WNBA. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)