So much for the contention that UConn has fallen behind in its recruiting.
On Friday, the Huskies received a verbal commit from 5-11 junior Gabby Williams of Sparks, Nevada, perhaps one of the most intriguing athletes they’ve ever welcomed to the program. The news was first reported by Bret McCormick of the All Star Girls Report,
Besides being a great basketball player, she is a world class high-jumper. She finished fifth in the event last summer at the United States track and field trials. He top leap of 6 feet, 2-1/4 inches was the sixth best ever recorded in the event for a high school athlete.
She was averaging about 32 points a game this season before injuring her right knee – a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a partially-torn meniscus during a January game – which required surgery.
“I’m walking around home and rehab without a brace now and I haven’t had any pain,” Williams tweeted Friday.
Williams is the third guard in the Class of 2014 for the Huskies, joining Courtney Ekmark of Phoenix and Sadie Edwards of Meriden