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Monday, November 21, 2011

Iowa freshmen could play key roles in UConn/Stanford game

While basking in the sun in the Dominican Republic eight months ago, Kiah Stokes and Taylor Greenfield engaged in a bit of good-natured ribbing.

The two Iowa natives and AAU rivals were among a group of friends enjoying sun and fun during spring break. Stokes, who was headed to UConn, and Greenfield, a Stanford signee, would occasionally turn the talk to their future college matchups. Tonight they will meet up for the first time as college rivals.

"There was a little bit of joking saying 'oh, UConn's better or Stanford's better' but we didn't really talk about it too much," Stokes said. "It was more about enjoying the moment for the week we were there."

Stokes is UConn's too post reserve, averaging 17.5 minutes in the Huskies' first two games and is contributing 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block for the second-ranked Huskies.

Greenfield has started all three games for the Cardinal and is averaging 5.7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.3 steals in 21.7 minutes for No. 3 Stanford.

"It is definitely going to be a big game because two players from Iowa going to the top programs to play women's basketball for UConn and Stanford so it is amazing accomplishment for not only Iowa but for Taylor and me as well," Stokes said.

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Anonymous Joe said...

I have a sneaking suspicion that this year's team will be a better team than last year.

8:37 AM 

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