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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Geno reacts to trade of Swin Cash

Geno Auriemma wasn't surprised that one of his former star players was traded yesterday but he was a bit stunned that the Chicago Sky gave up the second overall pick in April's WNBA draft to acquire Cash, former Connecticut Sun forward Le'Coe Willingham and a second-round pick.

"I kind of had an inkling that something was going to happen with Swin because Seattle, I know they want to rebuild and don't have many tradeable players - Swin being the only one," Auriemma said. "I don't know what they got - the No. 2 overall pick, that is pretty good. So they have the No. 2 pick, that is a bad trade by Chicago unless they want to win right now Swin's only got two or three years left."

Bria Holmes was among the talented recruits at the SuperShow at Gampel Pavilion in 2010 before she ended up signing with West Virginia.

With West Virginia playing UConn at the XL Center tomorrow night, Holmes is expected to be in attendance to watch her future teammates play. I asked Auriemma if he thought Holmes will be a good fit for the Mountaineers.
"She is the kind of player that they like to recruit," Auriemma said. "She is long, she is athletic and Mike has had a lot of those kids over the years. Defensively she can do some things that I think she can really take advantage of. It may not happen right away as a freshman because he has a lot of young guys now."

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