STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut women's basketball team received National Letters of Intent from four student-athletes during the early signing period as announced by head coach Geno Auriemma Thursday. Mikayla Coombs, Alexis Gordon, Andra Espinoza-Hunter and Megan Walker will join the Huskies for the 2017-18 season.
5-8 | Guard | Buford, Ga.
UConn's first recruit from Georgia since four-time All-American, three-time Wade Trophy winner, and 2011 graduate Maya Moore ... Also considered Georgia, Penn State, Stanford, and Virginia ... Enters her senior year with 777 points, 418 rebounds, 126 assists, and 186 steals in 64 games for Wesleyan School of Norcross, Georgia ... As a junior, averaged 13.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists to lead Wesleyan School to a 27-5 record and a berth in the Class 2A state tournament final. Had 12 points in the championship game overtime loss to Holy Innocents ... Missed almost all of her sophomore season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee in the first quarter of the first game ... Averaged 11.8 points and 4.8 rebounds as a freshman ... Was a candidate for the 2016 U-17 United States national team ... Father, Stephen, was a member of Jamaica's national soccer team ... Has been an honor roll student all three of her high school years.
6-0 | Guard/Forward | Fort Worth, Texas
UConn's second recruit from Texas, joining two-time All-American and 2016 graduate Moriah Jefferson ... Also considered Baylor, Texas, and her parents' alma mater TCU ... Has started every game in her first three years at L.D. Bell High and enters her senior year as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,895 points. Also has 760 rebounds and 136 assists ... As a junior, averaged 24.7 points and 9.5 rebounds for a 20-11 team. As a sophomore, averaged 22.7 points and 7.7 rebounds for an 18-14 club ... Was a candidate for the 2015 U-16 United States national team and the 2016 U-17 United States national team ... Father, Myron, played basketball at TCU from 1990-94. Mother, Kim, played basketball at TCU from 1992-96 ... Entered her senior year with a 3.8 grade point averaged and ranked in the top 15 percent of her class.
5-11 | Guard | Ossining, N.Y.
Will play her senior year at Ossining High after attending high school for three years at Blair Academy in New Jersey. Is a former teammate of UConn senior Saniya Chong at Ossining and of UConn sophomore Batouly Camara at Blair Academy ... Also considered Duke ... Started her high school career as a seventh grader at Ossining High and in two seasons scored 478 career points and made 99 3-pointers, and was part of Ossining's 2013 state championship team ... Helped Blair Academy to three league and three state prep championships in three seasons ... As a junior, averaged 25.0 points and 8.0 rebounds while reaching the 1,000-point plateau. As a sophomore, averaged 19.1 points and 6.5 rebounds ... Was a member of the 2015 U-16 United States national team and averaged 10.0 points and 3.8 rebounds as Team USA went 4-1 and won a bronze medal at the FIBA Americas Championship. Was a candidate for the 2016 U-17 United States national team.
6-1| Guard/forward | Chesterfield, Virginia
Ranked the No. 1 recruit nationally in the Class of 2017 by ESPNHoopgurlz ... Also considered Notre Dame and Texas ... Named Virginia's 2015 and 2016 Gatorade Player of the Year and Class 4A Player of the Year ... Has totals of 1,389 points, 502 rebounds, and 186 steals over three seasons and 79 games at Monacan High ... As a junior, led Monacan to a 29-1 record and second straight Virginia Class 4A state title by averaging 21.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.2 steals. Reached the 1,000-point plateau during the season with a career best of 50 points on Feb. 5 against Cosby ... As a sophomore, averaged 19.1 points and 7.1 rebounds for a 24-4 state championship club ... Is a member of Monacan's academic honor roll and owned a 3.65 grade point average entering her senior year ... Picked up her first two medals with USA Basketball during the summer of 2016. Earned all-tournament honors as she helped the United States win silver at the FIBA U-18 3x3 world championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. She then averaged 9.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals as she helped Team USA capture gold at the FIBA Americas U-18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile.
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