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Thursday, February 23, 2012

UConn recruit honored

UConn signee Morgan Tuck has been named the player of the year on the Chicago Sun-Times All-Area team after averaging 31.3 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.7 steals during her senior season at Bolingbrook (Ill.) High. Making Tuck's numbers all the more impressive is she is one of eight Bolingbrook seniors who are committed to Division I programs.

She is joined on the All-Area team by her Bolingbrook team and Penn commit Keiera Ray, fellow Naismith national player of the year finalists Jewell Loyd and Linnae Harper as well as Yale commit Meredith Boardman.

Tuck had 30 points and eight rebounds to lead Bolingbrook to a 75-46 win over Benet on Thursday in the Neuqua Valley Sectional final. Now Tuck's Bolingbrook team will play against Harper and Whitney Young in the Illinois 4A quarterfinals on Monday. The game is worthy of being the state championship game since the Chicago Tribune has Bolingbrook ranked first and Whitney Young second in its girls' basketball poll. In the national poll on the USA Today website, Whitney Young is ranked second and Bolingbrook fourth. That's one heck of a quarterfinal matchup.

USA BASKETBALL TO ANNOUNCE TRAINING SCHEDULE
At a Friday morning press conference in Orlando, USA Basketball will announce its plans for training camps leading up to the Olympics. The press conference is part of the NBA All-Star Game festivities in Orlando and will be televised live on NBA TV beginning at 9 a.m.

Former UConn star Nykesha Sales, a former star with the WNBA's Orlando franchiise before it relocated to Connecticut, is scheduled to be among WNBA former and current stars taking part in some events including the "NBA Cares Hospital Visit" and "NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service" on Friday.

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