UConn Women’s Recruiting Update


John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant posted an article today that talks about the Huskies’ brutal schedule next season, as well as an update on the Huskies’ recruiting activity for the (high school) Class of 2011 and 2012:

Elizabeth Williams, a 6’3″ post player, ranked as the #1 overall recruit by HoopGurlz.  UConn already has a verbal from the #2 player, (Wing) Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis.  That would be an awesome start to a recruiting class, not to mention that UConn already has a verbal from #33 ranked guard Brianna Banks.  Altavilla reports, however, that Williams may be reluctant to leave the Virginia area, which may focus her more on ACC schools.  In fact, HoopGurlz lists her current schools as UNC, Duke, Virginia and The Evil Empire.

Kiah Stokes, another 6’3″ post player, ranked in the Top 20.  Altavilla reports that Stokes has already turned down Stanford and Duke.  She is reportedly considering UConn, Georgia, Maryland, Notre Dame, Purdue, Rutgers and The Evil Empire.

2012 recruit Breanna Stewart, a highly regarded 6’3″ forward from New York.  Altavilla reports that her family likes the idea of her playing at Connecticut.  HoopGurlz does not list college preferences for her, undoubtedly because she is currently a sophomore.

Altavilla goes on to say that the Class of 2010 players are doing well, including Michala Johnson, who is recovering from ACL surgery.  Samarie Walker’s was diagnosed with tendinitis instead of a torn meniscus, so she did not require surgery.  That’s good news for the Huskies, who need an influx of inside players for next season.

Full text appears here:

http://blogs.courant.com/uconn_womens_basketball/2010/05/some-this-and-that-about-the-u.html

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