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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Prestigious Tournament of Champions starts today

The premier high school girls' basketball tournament in the country begins today in the Phoenix area.

Something tells me that more than a few eyes will be focused on bottom half of the Division E bracket which will feature UConn commits Saniya Chong's Ossining (N.Y.) and Courtney Ekmark's St. Mary's squads as well as California powerhouse Mater Dei which includes UConn Class of 2015 recruiting target Katie Lou Samuelson.

Mater Dei plays Ossining at 3 p.m. local time (5 p.m. here in Connecticut) followed by defending champion St. Mary's meeting up with Dr. Phillips out of Orlando, Fla. The winners meet in the semifinals tomorrow at 5:30 local time while the losers play at 3:15 p.m. Whoever emerges out of the bottom half of the bracket will meet up against the last team standing among the quartet of Bishop O'Dowd, Rock Bridge, Las Vegas Centennial and Riverdale Baptist. This brackets features four of the top eight teams in the latest USA Today national poll as St. Mary's is ranked first, Mater Dei is No. 3, Bishop O'Dowd is fourth while Riverdale Baptist comes in at No. 8. Dr Phillips (No. 19) and Ossining (No. 21) are also in the poll.

Christ the King, featuring UConn's Class of 2014 recruiting target Sierra Calhoun are set to tip off in about an hour against Berkeley St. Mary's in the first round of the Joe Smith Diviison. Jordin Canada, another Class of 2014 prospect on UConn's recruiting radar, and her Windward School team will play the Canadian team E.S. Saint-Laurent at 4:15 p.m. local time today.

UConn assistant coach Marisa Moseley wasn't at practice today so I assume she is out in Arizona checking out the games.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sierra Calhoun certainly did not impress at all in the televised "Boros versus Burbs" all-star game. Is Geno really pursuing her for UConn?

1:52 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

Not sure you can judge a potential recruit by how they looked in an all-star game setting. UConn had a coach in the stands when Christ the King beat Nazareth and they are looking at her.

3:05 PM 

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