We're some six weeks removed from the Huskies' ninth national title, and their second in as many seasons, and the conversation has been mostly about recruiting. Specifically, just how dominant Geno Auriemma has been, not only with the incoming freshmen class, but the 2015 class, which is stacking up to be an all-time great.
Leading that '15 group is 6-3 Katie Lou Samuelson, who orally committed to the university recently. She's considered the best player in her class and already is being talked about as having the type of game that will flourish at UConn.
Here's how Russ Davis, the coach of the Cal Swish program who has coached plenty of Division I and WNBA players, described Samuelson to the New Haven Register's Jim Fuller:
"People always talk about her shooting because it is just ridiculous but she can get to the basket, she can rebound, she can block shots, she can post up," Davis said. "She has this summer, all next year and the following summer before she gets there. I told her last night, ‘the neat thing about this Lou is you haven’t even scratched the surface because your ceiling is so high.' He (UConn coach Geno Auriemma) does a great job with the player development stuff and you are only going to get better and better playing around with great players. With us she gets doubled and tripled team and that is not going to happen at UConn playing with so many great players so I think she is really going to flourish."
The other members of the Huskies' '15 class include Napheesa Collier and De’Janae Boykin, both considered top-5-in-the-country talents, as well as Georgetown transfer Natalie Butler, the 2013-14 Big East Freshman of the Year.