Sadie Says UConn Is Her Dream Come True

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Sadie Edwards, who verbally committed to UConn on Tuesday, is mature far behind her age (16).

And from the time she was very little, she knew where she wanted to play college basketball.

“I have wanted to play for UConn and I think it goes back to when I was six. I’ve always watched them and imagined myself there,” Edwards said. “Then as I got older, it began to become clear how actually difficult it would be to do so. Sometimes I wondered if I’d ever get there.

“As a player, you understand there is an elite level and UConn-caliber elite. I knew I’d have my work cut out for me. But even as began to think about just going to high-level program, I knew that I’d likely spend the rest my career wondering what it might have been like had I not accepted the opportunity.”

Edwards, who began her career at Mercy of Middletown as a freshman, was offered a scholarship Monday night by the UConn staff, barely a month after she became aware of its interest in her.

“And when the opportunity presented itself, I had to think about it out of consideration for my family,” Edwards said. “I knew I wanted to go. But it’s a major commitment, a challenge, which is what I want to have every day.

“But really, UConn was a no-brainer for me. It’s the perfect fit, an opportunity to win. And they put you in the position to be successful in life.”

Edwards said it was quite the night when Geno Auriemma showed up at Blair Academy [NJ] to see her play.

“When Coach Auriemma walked into the gym, it was clear he was there,” she said. “You could tell by the way the crowd reacted; heads were turning and you’re thinking, ‘well, Ok.’”

And that’s how it turned out for her.


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4 thoughts on “Sadie Says UConn Is Her Dream Come True

  1. mike mcmanus

    Ms. Edwards seems to be the type of recruit that Geno relishes and the fact that she’s a point guard is a big plus for her coming to UCONN. To all those who criticize UCONN for it’s one person class in 2013 and wail about losing recruits to everyone else, maybe you should wait and see what develops over the next two years. The man is not stupid and has developed one of the consistently best programs in the country…I’m sure that UCONN will not want for quality players in the future.

    1. Village Idiot

      Mike McManus—I must agree with everything you say about Geno and UConn.
      This Sadie kid is lucky and if all works well, so will Uconn be lucky. As you have pointed out many many times–recruiting at this level is a crap shoot. They say she is a natural leader–and this team needs a leader, natural or made.
      This Uconn team–what ever the naysayers may thing will go as far into the NCAA tourney as Geno can pull or push them. If you remember the first half of the kentucky game last NCAA–Uconn was on the ropes, Geno got them at half time and the second half was all UConn. That’s the Geno effect.

  2. Awareness

    I guess it must have been a couple of years ago on CPTV where they were chatting with some of the UCONN players in street clothes in front of a small audience. Kelly Faris was asked what she liked best about Geno. After much thought, she said “his hair”.

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