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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Good news on UConn's injury front

UConn coach Geno Auriemma was on his phone shortly before sitting down with members of the media and it was not just some idle Internet surfing that was occupying Auriemma's time. He was in touch with medical officials back to UConn to check on his injured players. By the sounds of things, Auriemma liked what he was hearing

"That is kind of what I was just checking," Auriemma said. "I think with Saniya (Chong) it is going to be a couple more days, (Morgan) Tuck seems fine, Gabby (Williams) is fine, we will see how they are at the end of today though. De'Janae (Boykin) is going to be able to go but I think they are going to keep her in a boot just so she doesn't put any pressure on her (tender Achilles) when she is not playing."

Tuck, who missed the second half of Monday night's preseason opener against Lubbock Christian because her knee wasn't feeling right while Gabby Williams landed awkwardly in the second half of the preseason game. Neither Chong nor Boykin played in the game but there is a chance all four players could take part in Sunday's preseason game against Vanguard.

Meriden native and former Capital Prep star Kiah Gillespie certainly knows how to make an introduction as she had team highs of 22 points and 10 rebounds to go with two assists and three blocked shots in Maryland's preseason opener against Goldey-Beacom.

Maryland coach Brenda Frese has loved what she has seen from the former Register State Girls Basketball Most Valuable Player.

"How quickly she has adapted has been incredible to see," Frese said. "She wants to be great. she comes from a basketball pedigree when you talk about a coaching background with her parents so she picks up things really quick. She is just poised beyond her years.

"The way she will feed a post player, the way she will pick and pop, she just kind of has the things you can't teach. She can rebound and push the ball in transition like a guard so she kind of had 'it' factor and I am excited for her future."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim -

20 years ago UConn defeated Tennessee in the regular season, won the national championship, and became a permanent powerhouse. Auriemma and CD built UConn program.

UConn at South Carolina in February has an eerily similar feeling. Huskies have been Goliath since 2000.

Staley is much younger than Auriemma and has built her program. Time will tell if South Carolina wins multiple national championships, including while Wilson is there.

UConn will be a Top 10 team as long as Auriemma is there. Just wonder at what point UConn stops getting Top 10 high school recruits because they do not think he will be there for their 4 years.

Go UConn!

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