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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

UConn commit goes for gold

De'Janae Boykin and Katie Lou Samuelson have their gold medal courtesy of their work for the U.S. team that won the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women. Now it is time for their future UConn teammate Napheesa Collier to get to work.

Collier is a member of the U.S. team playing in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship which kicks off tomorrow in Colorado Springs with a preliminary round game against Mexico at 8 p.m. (6 p.m. in Colorado). The U.S. will also face El Salvador and Canada in preliminary round play on Thursday and Friday. The semifinals will be played on Saturday and the gold-medal game is scheduled for Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. in Colorado).

After that is over Collier will get to team up with Boykin, Samuelson and former UConn recruiting target Arike Ogunbowale on the U.S. team competing in the Youth Olympic Games from Aug. 16-28 in China.

Speaking of Samuelson, the 2014-15 Mater Dei schedule has been posted and she will begin her senior season playing for Mater Dei in the Palisades Tournament from Nov. 24-28.

Former UConn star Kelly Faris will be taking part in strength and conditioning clinic at the 3E Crossfit gym at 1701 Highland Avenue in Cheshire. The event runs from 6:45-8:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The cost is $60 for kids ages 12-17. For more information and to see if spaces are available for the event you can call (203) 439-9118

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