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Friday, November 30, 2012

Caldwell picks UCLA

Recee' Caldwell, one of UConn's top Class of 2014 recruiting targets, committed to UCLA on Friday morning.

Caldwell is a 5-foot-8 guard who lives in San Antonio, Tex. but was born in California and is an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan.

In an interview with recruiting analyst Brandon Clay, Caldwell cited her desire to lead a team to the Final Four rather than head to a program which makes regular trips deep into the NCAA tournament.

“UCLA reminds me so much of my club team,” Caldwell told Clay. “I’ve never gone to the the juggernaut but I’ve always tried to make quality teams the juggernaut with my ability.”

Caldwell had committed to Baylor as a sophomore before changing her mind. Her father Ray Caldwell said that UConn, Duke and UCLA were her finalists.

UConn is already involved with another top point guard in the class and a recruiting source said that Geno Auriemma was planning to head out to California to see the Windward School's Jordin Canada play in a game next month. He will most likely be at the Dec. 7 game against Washington Prep. Windward, coached by former Stanford star Vanessa Nygard who played in the WNBA for six seasons, is also one of the teams playing in the prestigious Tournament of Champions tournament next month. UConn will have at least one coach at the event as UConn signee Saniya Chong's Ossining (N.Y.) squad, Class of 2014 UConn commit Courtney Ekmark's St. Mary's team as well as '14 UConn recruiting target Sierra Calhoun's Christ the King team are all taking part in the tournament.


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