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Monday, October 17, 2011

One visit left for McDaniel

Xylina McDaniel, the last uncommitted player from the Class of 2012 being pursued by UConn, has changed her itinerary a little bit.

The initial plan was to take a visit to Providence College this weekend but that visit has been canceled according to Anne Long, her high school coach. Instead McDaniel and her mother will take a trip to the University of North Carolina on Sunday.

"She is going back to North Carolina on Sunday night so her mother can get a chance to go on a visit so she is going to go back up on Sunday night and come back on Monday," said Long, the head coach at Spring Valley High in Columbia, S.C.

"She will probably know something soon after that visit," Long said, indicating that a college decision could be coming shortly.

McDaniel, who is considering North Carolina and South Carolina as well as UConn, took an official visit to Connecticut over the weekend. Along with UConn commit Morgan Tuck and Class of 2013 recruiting target Taya Reimer, McDaniel took in UConn's First Night festivities as well as the first official practice the following morning.

"She had a great time," Long said. "I talked to her, she enjoyed the festivities, the basketball (event) and she had a great time. She got some 1-on-1 time with Coach (Geno) Auriemma. They got a lot of time (together)."

McDaniel, a 6-foot-1 forward and the daughter of former NBA star Xavier McDaniel, was named South Carolina's Gatorade state player of the year after averaging 18.5 points and 8.7 rebounds as a junior while leading Spring Valley to a 29-0 record and South Carolina 4A title.

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