2012 Women's College Basketball Team Recruiting Rankings
Commits:3ESPNU HoopGurlz 100 Commits:3Top Prospect:F Breanna Stewart
Breanna Stewart of North Syracuse, N.Y.
If almost any other program in the country were rolling with the No. 1 prospect in the class, fanatical euphoria would be worthy of a movie, especially when the player is Breanna Stewart, the 6-foot-3 forward from North Syracuse, N.Y. But alas, Connecticut has come to expect these types of things in recruiting. The coaching staff and its fans are far from indifferent, and even the most entitled of Husky Nation have to get the March Madness sensation when their beloved program signs the top two players in the class.
Taking one of the most skilled frontcourt players in recent memory and teaming her with an electric point guard like Moriah Jefferson should easily elevate already sky-high expectations for UConn. Jefferson, a 5-7 home-school baller out of Glenn Heights, Texas, will team in the backcourt with Bria Hartley, who more than proved her worth as a freshman, for two years. The exciting thing about this potential tandem is that both can play on or off the ball and create offense.
You know things are going well when the third piece of your recruiting puzzle also is a five-star recruit. Enter Morgan Tuck, the 6-2 forward from Bolingbrook, Ill. She may not come with as much hubbub, but this versatile forward is simply productive whether she's the best player on her team and forced to carry the load, or a role player as she was with the USA Basketball cadet teams. Even in a top-heavy class that produced 16 players rated with five stars by ESPN HoopGurlz (2011 netted 11), Geno Auriemma and his staff managed to sign the only recruiting class with three of them.
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