Monday, August 27, 2007


The #1 Recruit in the country for the 3rd year in a row has just verbally committed to play for the UConn Huskies. 6'4 SF Elena Delle Donne will follow Tina Charles and Maya Moore to the Storrs campus and make her debut in the blue and white in the Fall of 2008. EDD says she plans on rooming with longtime teammate and friend UConn-commit 5'10 SG Caroline Doty. She chose UConn over Tennessee, Middle Tenn State, and Villanova. Welcome to Storrs, EDD!!!!


She wasn't the only big name recruit to verbal to the Huskies over the weekend. In-state recruit and reigning CT H.S. Player of the Year, 6'4 C Heather Buck, committed to UConn on Saturday. She chose UConn over Maryland, Stanford, and Holy Cross. Welcome to Storrs, Heather!!!!

The 2008 Recruiting class now sits at 4 with one scholarship left and an offer still on the table for 6'3 PF Chelsey Lee out of Miami, FL (an AAU teammate of UConn-commit 5'11 SG Tiffany Hayes). Lee will make her official visit to Storrs during the Huskies' First Night (Midnight Madness and the SuperShow rolled into one night) along with Hayes and Delle Donne.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Three Huskies donned the USA red, white, and blue jersey this summer and all 3 returned home with GOLD!!!

First, Seniors Mel Thomas and Charde Houston helped the USA Pan Am team to a gold medal in the 2007 Pan Am Games down in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Thomas averaged 8.3 ppg in 16 mpg off the bench in 3 games and Houston averaged 4.8 ppg and 5.0 rpg in 14 mpg off the bench in 4 games (although she did have one start).

Then Freshman Maya Moore led the USA Under 19 team to a gold medal in the 2007 Under 19 World Championships for Women in Bratislava, Slovakia. Moore averaged a team leading 16.3 ppg to go along with 6.4 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.9 spg, and 0.9 bpg in 23.2 mpg. In the gold medal game, Moore had 19 pts., 13 rebs., 6 asts., and 3 stls. (all game highs).