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Monday, August 15, 2011

Not much to report on Xylina McDaniel

I just spoke with Spring Valley High girls' basketball coach Anne Long, the coach of UConn recruiting target Xylina McDaniel to try to get a handle on when the 6-foot-1 forward will be making a decision.

Long said that the family is sitting down this week to come up with the list of schools she will be taking official visits to and that no commitment is expected until after she takes her official visits.

Of course, I've been covering recruiting long enough to know that a commitment could come out of the blue but will continue to monitor the situation.

McDaniel is the only uncommitted member of the Class of 2012 that UConn is still actively pursuing.

McDaniel, the South Carolina's Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior, took an unofficial visit to UConn in February and was in attendance when UConn defeated DePaul on Feb. 5.

As a junior, the daughter of former NBA star Xavier McDaniel, averaged 18.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.9 steals, 1.9 assists and 1.7 blocks per game to lead Spring Valley to an undefeated season.



Blogger TJ said...

Disappointed about the appearment end to the recruiting of Bria Holmes...personally i love have a CT girl on the team...what's the word on that situation? Did UConn end it so that they could focus on Diamond (who likely would play the same postition in college) or did Bria decide to explore other avenues? JW...thanks again for the updates...they're awesome!!! and thanks for the update from practice...glad to hear the girls are doing great (especially Tiff) and hopefully Caroline comes back (and stays) fully healthy and better than ever!!!

11:53 AM 
Blogger TJ said...

Any news on the improvement of Michala and Lauren???

12:03 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

UConn tends to zero in on the players they want and don't have players waiting in reserve so my take on Bria Holmes is that they prefer McDaniel (and Tuck can also play on the wing) and must like the prospects in the next class like DeShields, Tucker, Samuelson more than her.

As for Engeln and Johnson, they do both look improved. Engeln looked pretty good shooting from 3-point range while Johnson is a little bigger than last year but I'd expect Brianna Banks and Kiah Stokes to take many of the minutes that might have gone to Engeln and Johnson.

3:14 PM 
Blogger TJ said...


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