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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

UConn commit Dangerfield plays in McDonald's game

UConn incoming freshman Crystal Dangerfield had six points, six assists and one steal in 28 minutes in tonight's McDonald's All-American Game.

Dangerfield's East team lost to the West 97-88 in overtime as former UConn recruiting target Sabrina Ionescu had a record 25 points. Ionescu was the lone uncommitted player in the game. She is reported to be down to Cal, Oregon State and Oregon.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ironic there was another round of debates about UConn's historical success. It does not take a genius to know UConn is at the Very Peak of their historical run.

Historic transcendent players like Diana and Maya do not grow on trees. Neither do historic recruiting classes like Breanna, Moriah, and Morgan.

All team sports dynasties experience the Inevitable decline. UConn’s decline will begin next season, because the Historic recruiting class graduates. Steepness of the decline is dependent on the Timing of Auriemma’s inevitable retirement plan Announcement.

Ironic that some Haters think UConn signs the top 5 HS players every season. Haters forgot or were unware that UConn signed Only 1 player in a recruiting class. Twice. Haters must not know that Dangerfield is the Only player in UConn’s incoming freshmen class who is ranked in the Top 100.

Ironic that Auriemma has preached that basketball is a Guards game. Next season, guard play will be reminiscent of Maya’s senior season, which unfortunately did not end with a national championship. Nurse is the only reliable returning guard who Auriemma trusts.

High school All-American games do Not predict future performances in WCBB. Best example is Stef Dolson. UConn's future PG had a less than stellar performance, though. I would bet my neighbor’s ranch that UConn coaches wanted to sign Ionescu, more than Cox or any other HS senior that received UConn scholarship offers.

Does not matter if KLS becomes a 50% shooter from beyond the arc. Does not matter how much Gabby and Napheesa improve during the off-season. Does not matter if Butler miraculously evolves into junior year Dolson during the off-season. Guards are the key.

Jen, Shea, Sue, Diana, Renee, Bria, Moriah. I hope that Dangerfield, or a 2017 freshman PG, evolves into a player of that caliber.

9:41 AM 

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