UConn signee Coombs has "an interesting upside"
Megan Walker, who has been earning nearly every national player of the year honor, will be among the headliners in the game being held in Chicago. However, her UConn-bound teammate on East squad has flown under a radar just a bit.
The 5-foot-10 Mikayla Coombs averaged 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 4.2 steals in leading the Wesleyan School to the Georgia Private School 1A title, the 12th for the program since 2002. UConn coach Geno Auriemma compared the way she plays the game to current star guard Kia Nurse in the sense that she can impact the game in a variety of ways regardless of whether her shot is falling.
I asked UConn assistant coach Shea Ralph, who will be Coombs' position coach, for her thoughts on the UConn incoming freshman.
"She has an impact everywhere on the floor," Ralph said. "She plays hard, she is a great defender, she can do a lot of different things on offense, she is a competitor and she can play a lot of of different positions. For Mikayla, she has a really interesting upside because she can do all the stuff and she embraces it. She can rebound and is an all around player."
The game will start at 5 p.m. and will air on ESPN2.
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