Saturday, December 27, 2008

Geno's Christmas gift

On Christmas Day, UConn coach Geno Auriemma got the gift he had been wanting -- a 6-foot-5 center. Stefanie Dolson of Port Jervis, N.Y. gave Auriemma her verbal commitment to attend UConn as part of its 2010 recruiting class, joining Samarie Walker. Walker, who is 6-foot-1 gives the Huskies some size.

Speaking with Dolson today, she said that while she's not as excited as her parents about her attending college so close to home, the Storrs campus reminds her of home (a good thing) and that she believes UConn is the place where she can have her potential maximized.

It was after watching UConn dismantle Oklahoma last month that she decided UConn was the place for her. Dolson said that she likes the idea of playing in a pressurized situation, saying that she does well in those environments. She's not much for attention, however, preferring to stay under the radar.

Looking forward to the Huskies and the subsequent graduation classes:

G Renee Montgomery
F Tahirah Williams
C Cassie Kerns

G Kalana Greene (can leave in 2009)
C Tina Charles
G Jacquie Fernandes
F Meghan Gardler
F Kaili McLaren

G Maya Moore
G Lorin Dixon
C Jess McCormick

G Caroline Doty
G Tiffany Hayes

C Heather Buck (assuming she is redshirted this year)
G Kelly Faris

C Stefanie Dolson
F Samarie Walker

I will add more on Dolson later, including quotes.

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