Top Recruit Wilson Impressed by Huskies

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Geno Auriemma's Huskies are defending national champions, a distinction that is a culmination of many things: fantastic coaching, some of the nation's best players, and a lot of luck.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Breanna Stewart were both the top players in their respective recruiting classes coming out of high school, and Auriemma hopes to land another in 6-4 A'ja Wilson, the best player in the '14 class.

Wilson made her official visit to Storrs last weekend and came away impressed.

“The UConn staff was spectacular with their presentation of their program and its history,” Wilson’s father, Roscoe, said via “It was a chance for A’ja to get an understanding and perspective of the kind of coaches that she’ll be dealing with. I thought the visit went great. We learned a lot."

“UConn has set the bar high, and that’s good.”

The Wilsons took in the First Night festivities and also met athletic director Warde Manuel.

“We sat in on a three-hour practice, from 12-3, and we were not bored for one second,” Roscoe Wilson said. “We were just taking it in and a minute wouldn’t go by where you didn’t learn something. A lot of it was simple stuff, and I’ve been around.”

According to, Wilson was joined on her official visit by three UConn commitments for the 2014 class: Sadie Edwards, Courtney Ekmark, and Gabby Williams.

As a junior, Wilson averaged 22 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, five steals and three blocked shots per game. Over the summer, Wilson was the youngest player on the United States' FIBA U-19 squad that took part in the World Championships in Lithuania. Huskies Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck, and Moriah Jefferson were also on that team.

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