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Sunday, July 13, 2014

UConn doesn't make the cut for U-17 standout

Arike Ogunbowale, one of the top guard prospects in the Class of 2015, announced on Twitter that her final five schools consisted of Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA and home state Wisconsin.

Ogunbowale, the third-leading scorer on the U.S. team which recently won the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women, had UConn among the list of 11 schools she was considering before she announced that she narrowed it down to her final five.

A couple interesting things about Ogunbowale (who I was tremendously impressed with when I saw her play at the U-17 national team trials in Colorado) is she will be on the same U.S. team as Class of 2015 UConn commits De'Janae Boykin, Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson at the Youth Olympic Games in China next month and she is the cousin of top UConn men's basketball recruiting target Diamond Stone.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lauren Cox is the most important recruit for the next few seasons. Durr, too, is excellent, but the Huskies have plenty of guards. Cox could play college ball this season if she were old enough. She's the most mature big I've seen this year in high school.

9:59 AM 
Anonymous Joe said...

Jim: I notice that UConn Women's program won two ESPY awards on July 16:

Best Female College Athlete: Breanna Stewart, Connecticut Basketball

Best Coach/Manager: Geno Auriemma, Connecticut Women's Basketball

If you can find their acceptance speeches and post links that would be reall cool.

11:36 AM 
Anonymous Joe said...

CORRECTION to my earlier note: the source I originally looked at for best coach was wrong: While Geno was among the nominees, the winner was Greg Popovich of San Antonio Spurs. Cannot argue with that one, the Spurs were a more impressive team relative to the competition this year than UConn women were.

11:40 AM 
Anonymous Joe said...

My earlier post was based on erroneous information: Best Coach / Manager was Greg Popovich.

3:02 PM 

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