Another “Coach’s Kid” On Her Way To UConn

by Categorized: Courtney Ekmark, saniya chong, UConn women's basketball, WBCA Date:

If you are a big Kelly Faris fan, you likely know she is the daughter of a demanding coach. Her father, Bob, coached Kelly as a young girl and instilled many of the fundamentals that have served her well during her fabulous career.

Well, if all goes well, the Huskies will have another “Faris” when Phoenix guard Courtney Ekmark arrives in 2013-14. Her father, Curtis, has been voted WBCA high school coach of the year at St. Mary’s and will work on the sidelines in the WBCA All-State game at the Women’s Final Four.

Not only that, Ekmark will coach the Purple team, which will feature Saniya Chong, UConn’s only recruit for next season – and his daughter’s future backcourt mate with the Huskies.

Ekmark guided St. Mary’s to a 29-1 overall record and its third Arizona Interscholastic Association state championship. The Knights are ranked third in the USA Today High School Sports Super 25 Poll. St. Mary’s averaged 65.4 points per game, while holding their opponents to 31.9.

During his six years at St. Mary’s, Ekmark is 154-21 record, including 30-0 last season, during the Knights won the 5A-1 state championship. St. Mary’s earned its fifth state championship the previous season, as the Knights finished 28-2 on the year.

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4 thoughts on “Another “Coach’s Kid” On Her Way To UConn

  1. Bill Corley

    Coaches kids are “usually” smart in the basics of the game. Usually make good point guards because they’ve been drilled in the why’s and why not’s. I hope that is the education Ms Ekmark is getting. She will be a 2014 recruit, I think.

  2. Calling All Recruits

    Not holding my breath based on recent history of two one player classes, numerous targets not signed, and numerous transfers. Stewart, Jefferson, and Tuck were a very good recruiting class. But that affected the 2013-14 incoming class of 1 recruit. Still might affect the 2014-15 class. Hopefully not.

    1. John Singkit

      With only 9 scholarship players on the roster next year and two more to graduate so that there would only be 7 players left and only one commit for a total of 8 on the 2014 roster, any recruit should be able to count and see their opportunities, don’t you think? A center to replace Dolson and a go-to combo guard to replace Hartley (which might be Ekmark)….but quality depth will surely be needed. I think UConn gets either Wilson or Turner and probably a couple more to get back to at least 11 on the roster.

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