Courtney Ekmark Takes It All In

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Time goes by fast. As UConn prepares to say goodbye to Kely  Faris, Caroline Doty and Heather Buck, and welcome Saniya Chong of Ossining High next season, thoughts are also on the Class of 2014.

The Huskies have received verbal commitments from three guards, Courtney Ekmark of Phoenix, Gabby Williams of Nevada and Sadie Edwards of Meriden, Conn.

And Saturday, Ekmark was sitting in the stands with her mother, watching her father – and high school coach – Curtis lead the Purple Team in the 2013 WBCA High School All-America game.

It’s very likely Ekmark, who led St. Mary’s of Phoenix to a national title, will play in the game next year.

“I’m just so excited for the future,” she said as she watched the WBCA teams warm up. “I can’t wait and I hope to play for them some day in the Final Four.”

Ekmark is not allowed to have any formal contact with the UConn players and staff per NCAA rules. So she has spent her time shopping with her mother and seeing the sights of New Orleans and going to some WBCA functions.

Ekmark is thrilled with the core of guards UConn has assembled.

“I think we are going to be really good,” she said. “I’ve never seen Gabby or Sadie play, but I’ve heard so many good things about them.”

Ekmark says she will do all she can this weekend to observe.

“I just want to soak it all in,” she said. “I just want to see how hard and how fast they play. I need to make sure I play that fast, as well.”


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5 thoughts on “Courtney Ekmark Takes It All In

    1. America is Wonderful

      Steve Gee==A Uconn Recruit isn’t a Uconn recruit until Geno gets the letter of intent.

      This kid sounds like a for real Uconn player.

      Steve you know what’s good about America?? We can all drink Geno’s wine or not. I prefer it to Pats Vinegar, or Muffets sugar juice.
      I’m still a hater of making his point in the press–to me that’s a terrible way of doing business. If it works, it works. But I doubt it works with every one.

      Steve–did you realize that the decline in Uconn attendance was a universal thing?? Yep it happens more often at Duke, ND, Md, Okla, etc than it has at Uconn. I think most are blaming the cheap big screen HD tv’s.

      Steve–Isn’t it wonderfully amazing that ANY team could make 6 final 4’s in a row?? Isn’t it amazing that Geno has 7 National Championships and did it in like 10 fewer year that Pat. Something most, including Muffet, have neve done.

      1. Steve Gee

        A i W,
        Yes I know that.
        Yes and yes, that and less disposable income.

        I think N.D. has built a great program with tradition, in it for the long term.
        That said, and for all the trash-talk from some ND fans, how many National Championships has ND won since Ruth Riley left?

  1. Just Announced By UConn

    To leverage off the excitement of UConn’s 6th straight final four – and to address the decline in attendance at Huskies home games – UConn has announced that Saturday April 13 will be the 1st annual Geno Juice-athon. Details to come.

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