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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Jordin Canada commits to UCLA

Jordin Canada, who was on UConn's recruiting radar, committed to UCLA..

Canada is a lightning quick point guard who stars at the Windward School which won the CIF Southern Section Open Division title with a win over Mater Dei.

Although UConn has long been listed as one of her top schools, she never visited Connecticut and was considered to be a long shot to come to UConn.

"I was going to take a look at UConn, but I realized that I wanted to stay close to home where my friends and family can support me," Canada told the Full Court Press.

UConn already has commitments from a pair of perimeter players in the Class of 2014 - St. Mary's wing Courtney Ekmark and Blair Academy combo guard and Meriden native Sadie Edwards. What I've been hearing is that Gabby Williams, a 5-foot-11 guard at Reed High in Sparks, Nev. is a guard that the UConn coaches are extremely high on. Williams was among those in attendance at last night's win over Idaho.

Williams is a dynamic player who was averaging 30 points per game before suffering a season-ending knee injury. She is also one of the country's best high jumper who finished fifth in the event at the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials. Williams has been quoted as saying that she intends on competing in both basketball and track & field in college and will only consider programs which will allow her to do both. Obviously UConn is OK with that scenario.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gabby Williams also said she plans on redshirting her sophomore year to concentrate on making the Olympics. In UConn's case, that would mean she would miss the senior seasons of Stewart, Tuck, and Jefferson. The Huskies may be the NC favorites that year and her theoretical absence could be huge.

11:18 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UConn needs a replacement for Dolson. Stokes is not the answer in Geno's eyes.

5:55 PM 

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