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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Moriah Jefferson may be held out of exhibition

UConn incoming freshman Moriah Jefferson may not play for the U-18 team when they square off with Brazil tonight at 7 p.m.

Jefferson hurt her left hand during practice on Tuesday and was able to practice and take part in yesterday's scrimmages after getting her hand taped.

U-18 head coach Katie Meier said she'll wait to see what the medical staff decided whether to allow Jefferson to play.

"It is not my call, I am going to find out from the trainer," Meier said. "There is no need to take a chance. If there is no risk, then yeah but we are not going to risk anything."

The U-17s play Brazil today at 4 p..m. followed by the U-18s facing Brazil at 7 p.m. Both games will be shown live on ESPN3.com.

While future Huskies Morgan Tuck and Breanna Stewart are flying home on Saturday and not heading to UConn for a couple of days, Jefferson will be heading straight from Orlando to Connecticut on Saturday.

GREENWELL, RUSSELL TALK RECRUITING
Since Rebecca Greenwell and Mercedes Russell are two of the most highly touted players in the Class of 2013 and both started for the U-17 squad in yesterday's scrimmage against the U-18s, I thought it would be a good idea to catch up with them regarding their recruiting.

UConn associate head coach Chris Dailey went out to Oregon to see the 6-foot-5 Russell play in October but I haven't heard much about Russell regarding UConn. When I asked her if UConn was expressing any recent interest in her Russell said "not really."

After for Greenwell, one of the best shooters I've seen at the practices this week, has received even less interest from UConn.

"I got a letter (from UConn) freshman year and that was i," Greenwell saidt. "I am fine, I don't think I am going to go to UConn anyways."

Greenwell seems to be further ahead in the recruiting process than Russell. She said she was definitely planning to visit Duke and Notre Dame and will likely commit after taking her official visits.

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