Took some time to breathe yesterday, so excuse me being late to the blog with this good news.
Saniya Chong, UConn’s lone recruit for 2013, was named New York’s Gatorade Player of the Year. She should be. The guard is the fourth all-time leading scorer in NY state history with 2,901 points and is averaging 35 points, 5.3 rebounds, 9.3 assists and 4.7 steals this season. She also made 102 threes and had 17 games with at least 30 points. Chong’s Ossining High plays Sachem East in the New York Class AA semifinals Friday at 6:15 p.m.
Also, UConn’s only 2014 commit, Phoenix guard Courtney Ekmark, is Arizona’s Gatorade Player of the Year. She averaged 19.6 points, five rebounds and four steals to lead St. Mary’s team a third straight Arizona Division I title.