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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pair of UConn recruiting targets named Naismith finalists

UConn Class of 2014 recruiting target A'ja Wilson, Class of 2015 target Katie Lou Samuelson and former recruiting target Brianna Turner were named finalists for the Naismith Trophy Girls' High School Player of the Year award.

Wilson, a 6-foot-4 forward at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, S.C., is averaging 35.1 points. 14.2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3.2 steals and 5 blocks per game. Wilson, who is shooting 69 percent from the field, has scored at least 24 points in every game this season with a high of 56 (on 19 of 22 shooting) in an 85-82 loss to St. Joseph Central.

Samuelson, a 6-foot-3 forward/guard at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif., has five 30-point games as a junior and is averaging 24.5 points per game and has 70 3-poiinters for the Monarchs, the No. 2 team in the USA Today national high school poll.

The winner will be named on March 20.

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