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Friday, December 19, 2014

Connecticut post on UConn's radar

In the last couple of weeks assistant coaches Shea Ralph and Marisa Moseley have ventured down to Fairfield County to check out Greenwich High junior center Abbie Wolf in action. A recruiting source said that UConn coach Geno Auriemma is hoping to make it to a Greenwich game to see her in action as well.

UConn already has commitments from point guard Crystal Dangerfield and wing Kyla Irwin and would love to land a big kid in the class as well.

During the nearly two-week break between games Auriemma was in Texas to check in on Lauren Cox, considered to be the best player in the Class of 2016, as well as Joyner Holmes, who opened more than a few eyes with her relentless style of play at the U.S. junior national trials earlier this year. Illinois post Tori McCoy is another player on the radar but she just recently tore her ACL and is out for the rest of the season.

Wolf is an intriguing prospect. She is good enough of a student to draw interest from Ivy League schools and to say she comes from an athletic family is an understatement. She has one brother who is a member of the Duke football team, another one who is a freshman on the Dartmouth men's basketball team and another Andrew was a standout swimmer at Greenwich High School who is now a freshman at UConn and her father August was the U.S. indoor and outdoor shot put champion in 1984 who finished fourth in the 1984 Olympics.

The 6-foot-4 Wolf began her junior season by scoring 21 points in a 71-61 win over Stamford. She is averaging 13.7 points per game heading into tonight's game against Wilton.

SAMUELSON, DANGERFIELD ONE GAME FROM SHOWDOWN
UConn commits Katie Lou Samuelson and Crystal Dangerfield led their teams to hard-earned wins on the second day of the Nike Tournament of Champions event. Now if they can lead their teams to semifinal wins, they will square off in the Joe Smith Division title game on Monday.

Samuelson had 36 points (giving her 77 in the first two games) as Mater Dei defeated Fremont 59-44 despite 22 points from Nebraska signee Jessica Shepard.

Dangerfield had 17 points in Blackman High School's 58-48 win over Desert Vista (featuring Cal commit and U.S. U-17 national team member Kristine Anigwe).

Mater Dei plays Parkview in one semifinal while Stockton's St. Mary's meets Blackman in the other semifinal.

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