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Auriemma Reloads With Incoming Class

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Huskies are 40 minutes away from their second national title in as many seasons, and the ninth in Geno Auriemma's tenure. And if they pull that off, watch out, because the 2014 incoming class is great, and could be spectacular.

    The list of soon-to-be Huskies is a who's who of top-flight high school players. And a year after adding only Saniya Chong, UConn welcomes Gabby Williams, Courtney Ekmark, Sadie Edwards and Kia Nurse. And, next week, the nation's best high school player, A'ja Wilson, will announce whether she'll attend South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee or ... UConn.

    On Sunday, hours before the Huskies defeated the Cardinal in the Final Four, Williams was in Nashville to take in the experience as a fan and dreaming what it will be like to be a part of it as a player.

    "This year's Final Four is going to be really exciting for me to watch, because I know that I'm actually going to be at UConn in just a couple months," Williams told the Hartford Courant's John Altavilla Sunday morning. "It's a lot more surreal that it's actually going to be me out there next year! This is actually my first time being at the Final Four and so far the atmosphere has been awesome. The fans have been so great and the games haven't even started yet.

    "It's also really crazy to me that if they win and go undefeated, it'll be up to us incoming freshmen to keep that streak going. It's pressure, but it's the kind of pressure you want as a basketball player especially when you're going to a school like UConn. I just can't believe that it's finally almost time to for me to officially be a Husky."

    UConn will lose starters Bria Hartley and Stefanie Dolson to graduation, but we're guessing Auriemma will find a way to scrape by. He always does.