Just one week after the No. 1 recruit for the 2020 class, Paige Bueckers, announced her decision to join the UConn Huskies women’s basketball program, Nika Muhl tweeted out her intent to join the Huskies.
“This way I want to thank all colleges that have been recruiting me. It was an amazing experience and I am grateful for all the people I have met on this journey,” she tweeted Monday afternoon. “A BIG thank you to my parents, family, friends, teammates, coaches and all the other people that have helped me develop as a basketball player and a person.
“I have made a decision that I will continue my education and basketball career playing for coach Geno at the University of Connecticut in 2020. Go Huskies!”
Muhl is a 5-foot-10 guard, who will likely compete with Bueckers for rising senior Crystal Dangerfield’s starting position as the point guard, once she graduates. Muhl hails from Croatia, where UConn head coach Geno Auriemma visited just one month ago.
The Huskies are still looking for another recruit for next season to fill in the other vacancy left by graduating seniors Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson. As of today, Aubrey Griffin is the lone recruit from the class of 2019.
However, it is clear that Auriemma and his staff have not lost their recruiting mojo.
Michael Logan is the sports editor for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.