UConn rising sophomore star Breanna Stewart was honored by her hometown Wednesday as Cicero, N.Y. declared it “Breanna Stewart Day.’’
Stewart was named the National High School Player of the Year during her career at Cicero-North Syracuse High. She led UConn to its NCAA record-tying eighth national championship this past season, scoring a combined 52 points at the Final Four to become the fourth freshman in the 32-year history of the tournament to be named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player.
“Growing up here, this is where it all started, working hard … Where I started playing basketball and it’s not something I’m going to forget about. My community is really important to me and I appreciate what they’ve done for me tonight,’’ Stewart told YNN.com.
Along with teammates Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck, Stewart has been named to the 12-player U.S. U-19 World Championship Team. They will meet for training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. July 1.
The FIBA U-19 World Championship will be held in Lithuania July 18-28.