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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saniya Chong commits to UConn

Saniya Chong, a 5-foot-9 senior guard at Ossining (N.Y.) High School, committed to UConn on Saturday morning while she was on her official visit

Chong is currently on her official visit to UConn. She was in the stands a Gampel Pavilion last night and is currently at the Huskies' first official practice of the season and she is the first player from the Class of 2013 to commit to UConn.

"The players are amazing," Chong said. "I thought I connected with the players here and I thought it was the perfect fit.

"You always want that connection with the players but you also need that connection on the court. I like the speed they play at, the intensity they have."

Chong averaged 33.3 points, 5.2 rebounds,  9.7 assists and 5 steals per game as a junior. She had four 40-point games as a junior and twice scored 55 points and had four triple-doubles.

Chong previously visited Louisville and Ohio State with UConn being her last scheduled official visit.

"She went through the whole process," Ossining coach Dan Ricci said. She visited all three schools but she really loved UConn from the beginning but she really wanted to go through the process and make sure it was right for her. She found out last night and told her mom and me that it was the place for her.

"Besides the basketball aspect, it is the camaraderie with the girls and how they all got along. She always liked the coaches from the beginning ad once she got to know the girls this weekend she decided (to commit) I think with the coaching staff here and players here she can get better and better."

Ossining opens the season on Dec. 7 against Archbishop Molloy and hosts Christ the King on Dec. 4.

Erica McCall is also on an official visit but since it is just her second official campus visit, I'd be surprised if a commitment is coming from her this weekend.

Here is Ossining's 2012-13 schedule courtesy of Dan Ricci. The matchups in the Nike Tournament of Championship in December should be announced as we get closer to the event


Fri 12/ 7 Archbishop Molloy Home 4:30 PM
Fri 12/14 Newburgh Free Home 4:45 PM
Mon. 12/17 Horace Greeley- * Away 6:15 PM
Thur. 12/20 TBA Arizona TBA
Fri. 12/21 TBA Arizona TBA
Sat. 12/22 TBA Arizona TBA
Thu . 12/27 St Anthony’s County Center TBA
Fri. 12/28 LI Lutheran/Irvington County Center TBA
Sat. 1/4 Christ the King Home 12:30 PM
Fri. 1/11 Harrison - * Away 7:00 PM
Mon. 1/14 Ardsley Home 4:30 PM
Wed. 1/16 Alexander Hamilton - * Away 4:30 PM
Fri. 1/18 Norland Florida Bishop Ford 7:00 PM
Sun. 1/27 St John Vianney NJ Holmdel NJ 3:30 PM
Wed. 1/30 Rye - * Home 4:30 PM  
Sat. 2/2 Spring Ford PA Home 12:00 PM                                
Wed. 2/6 Blind Brook- * Home 4:30 PM
Fri.     2/8 Irvington Home 4:30 PM
*- Indicates League Game

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