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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Another huge game for Breanna Stewart

It's been a pretty impressive week for Breanna Stewart.

On Sunday the UConn commit and No. 1 ranked high school senior by all the major recruiting services had 44 points to lead her Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.) team to a win over the Hill School in the Blue Star Invitational at Upper Dublin (PA) High. Then she had 24 points in a victory over Proctor out of Utica, NY. In her most recent game, she had 39 points in Friday's win over West Genesee.

Stewart is now averaging 24 points per game.

Stewart's future UConn teammate Moriah Jefferson is also enjoying an outstanding senior season. For those who haven't seen her play, here is a highlight video of her

As for the final member of the class, when I spoke with Morgan Tuck's head coach at Bolingbrook (Ill.) High last Friday, he thought she would be at the DePaul game since Bolingbrook doesn't have a game tonight. I will try to keep an eye out to see if Tuck is indeed among the sellout crowd at tonight's game.
Changing gears a little, I caught up with DePaul coach Doug Bruno after yesterday's USA Basketball press conference where he, Marynell Meadors and Jen Gillom were officially named as the assistant coaches on Geno Auriemma's U.S. Olympic team staff.

His take on this year's UConn team was the focus of the advance I wrote for tonight's game but for those who missed that story, here's some of what he had to say.

"UConn, it looks to me like they are on a mission and the mission is to prove that 'we are somebody, we are a great UConn team without Maya,' I don't think there is a kid on the UConn team who wouldn't want to have Maya right now. But it looks to me like they are trying to prove and show the world that (they) can win games before Maya and afer Maya. This ia a very good basketball teams and like all really good basketball teams, you change one player and you change an entire group dynamic. Bria (Hartley) is the leader of the pack but Tiffany (Hayes) is a senior who has been though a lot, a lot, a lot of tough experiences through her three years, Kelly Faris is so underrated and (Stefanie) Dolson is a very critical inside player, Caroline (Doty)can shoot the ball and Kaleena (Mosqueda-Lewis) is a great freshman. It is a real strong team, they have no weakness."

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