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Women's Hoops Inks Saniya Chong in Early Signing Period

Geno Auriemma announces Saniya Chong will join Huskies in 2013-14

Nov. 15, 2012

STORRS, Conn. - UConn women's basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma announced on Thursday, November 15 that the Huskies have received one national letter of intent during the early signing period. Saniya Chong will join UConn for the 2013-14 season after signing her NLI.

"I don't know how to describe her really.  She's just one of those kids that scores points.  I watch her sometimes and I'll ask someone `how many points does she have' and I'll get the answer and I'll think it's just impossible that she has that many," Auriemma commented.  

"She's fast, she can handle the ball, she's a tough kid and she scores.  Also, she likes to pass the ball and that's unusual for a kid that scores that many points.  She reminds me a little of Shea [Ralph] except that she shoots the ball better from the perimeter than Shea did.  She just scores points a lot of different ways and I just like her.  She's a nice kid and the type of kid that will be successful here at Connecticut."

Saniya Chong | Guard | 5-9 | Ossining, N.Y.

Chong has guided Ossining High to a 61-9 record while playing for the team scoring 2,060 career points and averages 9.7 assists, 5.2 rebounds and five steals per game. Her junior season, Chong led the squad to its second consecutive Section 1 AA Championship after compiling a 23-1 mark behind Chong's 33.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 9.7 assists, five steals and 1.4 blocks per game.