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Rich Elliott

Boykin, Samuelson, Cox, Durr, Ogunbowale Talk U-17 Team

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Here are some comments from UConn commits De’Janae Boykin and Katie Lou Samuelson and recruiting targets Lauren Cox, Asia Durr and Arike Ogunbowale in the wake of being named to the U.S. U-17 team today (courtesy of USA Basketball) … DeJanae Boykin Q: What did it feel to hear your name being called out this […] [Read More]
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Boykin, Samuelson Among Those Named To U-17 Team

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UConn commits De’Janae Boykin and Katie Lou Samuelson are among the 12 players named to the U.S. U-17 Team, USA Basketball announced today. UConn 2015 targets Asia Durr and Arike Ogunbowale and Class of 2016 target Lauren Cox also a earned roster spot. Boykin, Cox, Durr, Ogunbowale and Samuelson helped lead the U.S. to a […] [Read More]
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Stewart Is A Hero On And Off The Court

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The accolades speak for themselves. Breanna Stewart was the National Player of the Year as a sophomore at UConn this past season. She was the focal point of a team that finished 40-0 and solidified its spot among the best in the history of women’s college basketball. Winning awards and achieving high praise is nothing […] [Read More]
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Hard Work Has Helped Durr Get To The Top

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With just one conversation, it is to easy tell why Asia Durr, 5-foot-10 guard from Douglasville, Ga., is ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 in the Class of 2015. And it has little to do with her gaudy statistics or her impressive list of accolades. It is Durr’s approach to the game and her […] [Read More]
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Cox Not Content Sitting Idle At The Top

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UConn Class of 2016 target Lauren Cox is the top-rated player in the Class of 2016. To her that it is just a number. However, it does provide her with another challenge as she sits at the top. “I don’t really pay attention to it that much,’’ Cox said. “I just know I’ve got to […] [Read More]
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Boley Looking to Earn A Spot On U-17 Team

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Erin Boley arrived at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. for the U-17 Team Trials Thursday with something to prove. She was not one of the 12 players named to the U-16 team last year that won gold at the FIBA Americas Women’s U-16 Championship in Cancun, Mexico. That served as motivation […] [Read More]
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UConn Makes Butler’s Transfer Official

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Natalie Butler had expressed interest in transferring to UConn following her freshman season at Georgetown. Before the process truly intensified Geno Auriemma was looking for some feedback. Naturally, Auriemma phoned close friend and DePaul coach Doug Bruno. Bruno had faced Butler and the Hoyas three times this past season, with Butler averaging 10.7 points and […] [Read More]
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Samuelson Knew Last Month UConn Was Right For Her

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Katie Lou Samuelson knew UConn was the place where she wanted to be when she left campus last month. She simply had to make sure her desire to play for Coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies was not solely based on the fact that it was her first official visit. Samuelson, a 6-foot-3 wing from […] [Read More]
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Banks To Transfer

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UConn announced today that junior guard Brianna Banks has informed coach Geno Auriemma that she intends to transfer. She becomes the third player to leave the program in the last three seasons. Lauren Engeln (Boston College) and Michala Johnson (Wisconsin) departed following the 2011-12 season. Banks has one year of eligibility remaining. “I decided to […] [Read More]
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Is Samuelson That Good? Kiernan, Davis Think So

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Katie Lou Samuelson had 24 points (8-of-8 3-pointers), five rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes to lead the U.S. to an 82-48 win over Canada in the gold medal game of the FIBA Americas U-16 Championship last June in Cancun, Mexico. She set a team single-game record for made 3-pointers and 3-point shooting percentage […] [Read More]
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