The contributions made by senior Kelly Faris during her UConn career have been numerous and extolled many times in this space over the last four years.
But there is still plenty of time left to add a few more adjectives. And maybe on Saturday at South Florida, Faris will again give us the reason.
Faris scored 11 points with nine rebounds, three assists and four steals during Tuesday’s 76-36 win over Pittsburgh.
That gives her 1,011 points, 745 rebounds, 503 assists and 275 steals in her career.
If she can get just five more rebounds before the season ends, Faris will join Maya Moore as the ONLY player in UConn women’s basketball history to go 1,000, 750, 500 and 250 in her career.
“I know you want me to say a lot about it, admit I am excited about it, but it’s hard to me to do that about statistics,” Faris said, ‘The way I think is that [success] is not always on paper and so I’ve never focused on numbers or gotten too into it. For me it’s what you see on the court. I could have a billion points and still be the worst teammate in the world.
“I appreciate that it is being acknowledged. I really do. But I will not sit here and gloat about or get excited. But its not necessarily what I came here to focus on.”
Moore scored 3,036 points, 1,276 rebounds, 544 assists and 310 steals.
“Hey, I”ll take being in the same conversation with Maya Moore, but uh, yeah.”
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