Women’s basketball: UConn women’s basketball lands first 2019 recruit


In an in-state battle against Quinnipiac for the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Huskies defeat the Bobcats 71-46 on March 19, 2018. In their last game in Gampel of the season, the Huskies shot 59.1% and had 33 rebounds. They will be playing in Albany for Regionals next weekend. (Photo by Charlotte Lao/The Daily Campus)

The University of Connecticut (UConn) Women’s Basketball team landed their first Class of 2019 recruit today when No. 33 prospect Aubrey Griffin committed to play in Storrs.

Griffin, a 6-1 wing, hails from Ossining, New York. She is the third recruit from Ossining to commit to the Huskies. Three-time national champion Saniya Chong came from Ossining as did Andra Espinoza-Hunter who transferred to Mississippi State after a year at UConn.

Griffin is also the daughter of former NBA player Adrian Griffin.

When asked about his daughter in June, Adrian gave her much praise.

“Pound for pound she’s the best athlete in the family,” Adrian said.

As a junior in high school Griffin averaged 28.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.9 assists per game. She was sidelined her sophomore year due to an ACL injury.

In May, Griffin made the trip to Colorado to attend the USA-U17 team open trials. Griffin was not invited to the trials but was one of the last 18 girls left before being cut from the team.

“When she didn’t get invited to Colorado, she still wanted to go,” Griffin’s mother Audrey told ESPNW in June. “That takes a lot of courage, but she said, ‘No, I want to prove that you guys got this wrong.’ … She’s a tough cookie.”

Mariana Dominguez is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at mariana.dominguez@uconn.edu.

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