Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Today UConn received its first oral commitment from  HS player in over a year, but it was from a top player in the Class of 2014, not Class of 2013 which the Huskies still have no commits from. Courtney Ekmark, a 6'0 G/F from the nation's #1 Girls HS Basketbal Team, undefeated (30-0) St. Mary's HS (Phoenix, AZ), verbally committed to UConn over Arizona State, Duke, North Carolina, and Stanford. Ekmark, who played a big role in St. Mary's finishing as the No. 1-ranked high school girls team in the country last season, is ranked 13th overall and 3rd at her position by ESPN HoopGurlz and 9th overall by All-Star Girls Report. Welcome to the UConn family, Courtney (see you in a few!!!)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Today UConn's entire #1-ranked recruiting class was named to the 2012 U18 FIBA Americas National Team. Incoming Freshmen Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson, and Morgan Tuck all made the 12-player squad which is set to regroup at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., for its first training camp from May 28-June 1, 2012. The USA squad will then return to the USOTC for its final training camp Aug. 4-12, 2012, prior to traveling to Puerto Rico for the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. The U18 Championship, held in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Aug. 15-19, 2012, will see the three medal-winning teams secure a berth in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women. The 2013 U19 Worlds will be hosted by Lithuania, July 18-28, 2012. The FIBA Americas U18 Championship will feature eight national teams from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. Players eligible for this competition must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1994.