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Saturday, September 28, 2013

UConn recruiting target goes for gold today

UConn Class of 2014 recruiting target Kia Nurse, a 6-foot guard from Hamilton, Ontario, had nine points, one rebounds, two assists and two steals as Canada defeated Puerto Rico 73-48 to advance to the gold-medal game at the FIBA America Championship for Women. The victory also secured Canada a spot in next year's FIBA World Championship for Women.

The 17-year-old Nurse is averaging 10.2 points, 2 rebounds and 2.4 assists for undefeated Canada which will play Cuba in the championship game. Cuba upset defending champion Brazil 72-68. The only other teenager in the tournament with a higher scoring average than Nurse is Venezuela's Daniela Wallen, who has signed a letter of intent to attend Independence Community College, who averaged 10.8 points in the tournament.

An interesting side note is the one of Puerto Rico's players is former Kolbe Cathedral star Ashley Prim. Prim had three points and one rebound in the loss to Canada and is averaging 7 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game. The winner of the Puerto Rico/Brazil game will join Canada and Cuba as the three FIBA Americas representatives in the FIBA World Cup which will be held in Turkey from Sept. 27-Oct.5.

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