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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Napheesa Collier commits to UConn

Napheesa Collier, one of the top prospects in the high school Class of 2015, committed to UConn following an official visit to campus this weekend her father confirmed in a text message to the Register.

Collier is a 6-foot-2 forward at Iincarnate Word Academy in St. Louis who visited Storrs along with fellow top high school juniors De'Janae Boykin, Haley Gorecki and Katie Lou Samuelson.

Collier averaged 23.7 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3.8 steals and 2.3 blocked shots per game as a junior. She was named the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Class 4 Player of the Year. She had 33 points as Incarnate Word won the Class 4 state title. She had 57 points in the final two games in the state tournament while missing only two shots from the field in the process.

Her father was surprised to see it happen this quickly.

"Once she came up to Storrs, she said it felt like home to her," Gamal Collier said. "This morning she told us she wanted (to commit) and we wanted to make sure she was serious and she considered to it. We felt it would be unfair (to the other schools) since she felt so strongly about it."

Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri and Notre Dame were the other finalists for Collier.

I'll have more on the commitment tomorrow but in the meantime, here is a story in the St. Louis Post Dispatch when she was named the paper's Metro Player of the Year of her passing up open shots so she could help a teammate hit the 1,000-point mark.



Blogger Stephen said...

Welcome Napheesa, happy to hear the news.


5:01 PM 

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