2019/20 UConn Recruiting

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  1. Charliebball

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  2. MilfordHusky

    MilfordHusky Voice of Reason

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    Since we are talking about 2019, are we looking at Faith Masonius?
     
  3. CocoHusky

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    Yes per the UCONN recruiting home page UCONN looking at Sam Brunelle & Faith.
     
  4. bags27

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    Could someone help me with the math? Does this mean that she's just finished NINTH grade? if that's right, with all those offers, I still can't get my head around this aspect of college sports....Not only do I think this is bad for the kid; I wonder how the colleges know she'll get the requisite SAT scores. oh, never mind....
     
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  5. MilfordHusky

    MilfordHusky Voice of Reason

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    Sam Brunelle apparently is a stud.
     
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  6. Charliebball

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    yes a recruit graduating in 2019 would be starting 1oth grade this year...I have no problem with high schoolers being recruited..... it's the 2021 and younger kids that have to be protected.
     
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  7. Charliebball

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    She is EDD light at this point in her career
     
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    MilfordHusky Voice of Reason

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    That's pretty much what I'm hearing, a few inches shorter.
     
  9. Charliebball

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    I think she's around 6'3" excellent outside shooter, can rebound and passes well, also has high bball IQ..should be a monster by the time she gets to UConn;)
     
  10. victor64

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    Weird question. That little league pitcher Monae Davis (sp) said it was her dream to play bb for UConn. Is she on the radar?
     
  11. Bretski

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    just saw an article the other day about how she's shifting her focus to basketball. might have been on espn. didn't read it though, just saw it
     
  12. MilfordHusky

    MilfordHusky Voice of Reason

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    I like the way you put that!
     
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    "Hey mom,this guy on the internet says i will be monster when i go to Uconn.Please tell me this isn't true and how did he know i have planned to go to school there?"lol
     
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    Did a little digging and it sounds like Puisis might be an elite talent.


    Sammie Puisis (#23) 6’1” Wing Forward Cincinnati Heat Premier
    Puisis looks like she has the makings of a big time player in the coming years. Sammie has good size at 6’1” and has a very quick release. She was absolutely brilliant at times in a win on Saturday over All Alabama. It didn’t matter if the defense was right on or her closing out strong, she was hitting nothing but net. Puisis releases high and fast and doesn’t need a lot of room to get off her shot.

    All Ohio Midwest Showdown Day 2 & 3


    F Sammie Puisis– West Chester, OH (Cincinnati Heat Premier): Sammie is a 6-0” skilled forward that can knock down the 3 as well as put the ball on the floor. What I love most about her is she competes and battles in the paint. Not just a finesse forward. She will be very good in years to come and a high major talent.


    http://image.aausports.org/dnn/girlsbasketball/rankings/15_8thGradetopperformers.pdf


    Sammie Puisis, 6-1, small forward, 2019, Cincinnati Heat Premier Sanders (Mason, Ohio) MVP

    Puisis put up 22 points in both the semi-final and final. She is able to score in the key, mid-range and behind the arc. She has quick hands on defense. A high major prospect, she is already being viewed as one of the best players of the 2019 class.

    Midwest Showdown 2016!
     
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    Here's an article on Mo'ne Davis:

    From baseball to basketball

    She's quitting high school basketball to focus on AAU. That seems like a strange decision. It's a totally different season, and even if her high school wasn't very good, she could always transfer somewhere. I don't think that strategy worked out too well for Courtney E, though it could have been that she never got over her initial injury and just couldn't work her self into the lineup. But still...wonder who is advising her to do this?
     
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    A rare talent. She's obviously had some excellent coaching but many of her plusses can't be taught. Ability to read the defense on the fly, efficiency and fluidity of moves with ridiculous decisiveness, quickness of release is off the charts. To be ambidextrous and to have that strength on the ball at her age is kind of unfair. And I love the body language, tough, focused, and no "Hollywood" in her game. If she can continue to improve as she plays older competition I believe she'll be ranked in the top 2-3 in her class going forward. At her size she's the best I've seen in many, many years. Auriemma and staff I believe will be all over her asap.
     
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    MilfordHusky Voice of Reason

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    We got Mel from Cincinnati, and Jamelle is coaching in Cincy. Hopefully, those connections will help.
     
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    MilfordHusky Voice of Reason

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    Sammie uses her off-hand well, has nice elevation, and seems to have a long reach. She's still a little rough, but skilled and young.
     
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    Sammie Puisis – 2019 – 6-1 – Wing – Cincinnati Heat Premier – Size and agility…Young with tools…Can spot up but also able to put it on the floor…Impressed more each time out…Major upside

    USJN DC - Still The Gold Standard - Bluestar Media


    Sammie Puisis- 2019- 6’1- Wing- Cincinnati Heat Premier- Stock is rising every tournament…Shoots the ball well and gets hot in a hurry…Didn’t start off tournament great, but turned it on and got better every game…Can put the ball on the floor and attack…Major upside


    8th Annual Blue Star Nationals - Bluestar Media
     
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    Disagree with McCormick. Puisis, at this stage is better than Brunelle. Better ball handler, quicker on the attack, ambidextrous, and great anticipation around the boards.
     
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    Why don't we just pick up both and then we can compare?
     
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    Puisis #23 in black:

     
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    Not sure you can make a final decision based on some best of video clips, you also have to take the quality of opposition into account....Sam B is has the cleaner handle..what stands out the most about SP is her attacking mentality....can't learn that
     
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    Everything I see here in Virginia is Sam Brunelle is a perfect fit for Uconn, nice kid, team player, extremely talented and tall---
     
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    Oh I agree completely. I'd take both tomorrow. I was more referring to to McCormick saying Brunelle was the best in her class. I just see it differently right now but both have to be at least top 5.
     
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    From Kenny Kalina - Myra Gordon 6-0 G (TX) " Not a flashy player but a big physical guard who just punishes you to the rim and can shoot the 3. Does all the little things that it takes to win."

    Sounds a bit like her big sister!!
     
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