Sophomore point guard Moriah Jefferson was a full participant in practice today at Gampel Pavilion. She is on track to start Saturday’s season opener against Hartford at the XL Center (4 p.m.).
Jefferson said she had difficulty at times coming to a stop. But there was nothing that forced her to prematurely come off the court.
“I don’t want to be out a long time,’’ Jefferson said. “I don’t want anything like an ankle sprain to keep me out of the season. So I’m glad I came back today and I felt like I was on pace for 100 percent.’’
Jefferson was forced to leave UConn’s exhibition game against Gannon Nov. 1 with 5:17 left in the second half after rolling her right ankle for the second time. She did not practice Sunday or Monday and did not play Tuesday against Philadelphia.
Wednesday was a scheduled off-day.
“She looked good today,’’ UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “I hope, knock on wood, that we don’t have to worry about that.’’
UConn Class of 2014 target Kia Nurse, a 6-0 guard from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, will arrive on campus Friday for her official visit. She will attend UConn’s game against Hartford.