Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Faris locked up

Kelly Faris, a 6-foot guard from Indianapolis, submitted her signed ketter of intent Wednesday and, finally Huskies coach Geno Auriemma can speak about the sole member of his 2009 recruiting class.

“What you see from Caroline (Doty) , is a lot of the things Kelly is,” he said. “Same kind of player, same kind of personality type. … Their skills are very similar, and what they do for their team, they are both really smart and really tough, physically tough and mentally tough kids.”

Calling Faris conservative in her approach to the game, Auriemma said that his newest addition is a stellar defender who will "step in next year as a freshman and have an impact on our team right away."

Faris played for the national U-18 team this summer, something that Auriemma asked her about because statistically, Faris does not stand out.

"Right now, she's content to do all the little things other players don't do. That's how she made the U.S. team that she played on. When I talked to her, I asked her, 'Why'd you make the team?' She said, 'Beacuse I think I did all the things nobody else wanted to do and the coaches liked that.' I think she's exactly what we were looking for and she'll be a great compliment withthese guys because she can play a bunch of different positions."

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