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So we heard about the players, but can anyone who attended the event share any news about the recruits, specifically McDaniel? How was their behavior (i.e., enjoying themselves)?
 
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So we heard about the players, but can anyone who attended the event share any news about the recruits, specifically McDaniel? How was their behavior (i.e., enjoying themselves)?

They had to be impressed with the function. Did it influence them? Time will tell.
 

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Behavior isn't always the best indicator. Last year, Breanna Stewart looked very subdued (sometimes almost bored) at the Duke game she came to. And we all know how that turned out! ;)
 
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So we heard about the players, but can anyone who attended the event share any news about the recruits, specifically McDaniel? How was their behavior (i.e., enjoying themselves)?

Per Jim Fuller: "Recruits Morgan Tuck, Xylina McDaniel and Taya Reimer were sitting with their families surrounded by plenty of UConn staff members just in case any fans or media members decided to try to get a little too close. They are all expected to be at tomorrow's practice (the recruits and not the fans and/or media)."
 

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Per Jim Fuller: "Recruits Morgan Tuck, Xylina McDaniel and Taya Reimer were sitting with their families surrounded by plenty of UConn staff members just in case any fans or media members decided to try to get a little too close. They are all expected to be at tomorrow's practice (the recruits and not the fans and/or media)."
Coincidentally, they all play the same position, more or less. Just like Swin, Asjha and Tamika about 6 NC's ago.

Let's just hope none of them was as obviously unhappy as Langhorne was more recently.
 

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Looks like Rutgers scored a recruit this weekend!

#69 Precious Person 6'1 G

Congrats to them!
 

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Maya is a precious person.

The Rutgers recruit really is a Precious Person.
 

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What is that supposed to mean?
When she visited UConn on the big recruiting weekend that year, with several other recruits, everyone except her was having a great time, but she made it very obvious she did not want to be there. Probably never smiled the entire weekend, and a number of pictures documented her displeasure.
 

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When she visited UConn on the big recruiting weekend that year, with several other recruits, everyone except her was having a great time, but she made it very obvious she did not want to be there. Probably never smiled the entire weekend, and a number of pictures documented her displeasure.

Ohhhhhh yeah....

I remember that now!
 

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and all the recruits since Langhorne were all smiles?
 

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NOPE!

I remember Malina Howard not smiling on her visit either...

and she too ended up at Maryland!:confused:
 

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why was she singled out...thats my point!

Im guessing you really wanted her at UConn and was watching her very closely?

How was Bria Holmes at First Night last season?
 

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why was she singled out...thats my point!

Im guessing you really wanted her at UConn and was watching her very closely?

How was Bria Holmes at First Night last season?
Langhorne singled herself out because she made it very obvious she did not want to be there. Very possibly deliberate on her part, although I have no idea way. I've never seen anything like it.

And I was actually ambivalent about her because I had watched her play AAU ball and could not figure out what all the hype was about (She could not defend then and she still can't play defense, all these years later). And after her behavior during that visit I was fine with her decision ..... Harper on the other hand, I really wanted... very bummed we lost her.

Bria Holmes was fine, unlike Langhorne.... she's apparently pretty shy so she was not all bubbly like most recruits, but it seemed clear to me she was enjoying herself in her own way.
 

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ok... gotcha but why show up if you dont want to be there, maybe parents or AAU coach encouraged her to attend.

BTW when was that 2004/o5 or so?
 
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why was she singled out...thats my point!

Im guessing you really wanted her at UConn and was watching her very closely?

How was Bria Holmes at First Night last season?

She SINGLED HERSELF OUT by her actions.
 

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ok... gotcha but why show up if you dont want to be there, maybe parents or AAU coach encouraged her to attend.

BTW when was that 2004/o5 or so?
Her first year at Maryland was 2004-5 so she would have visited UConn in 2003.

Why was she there? Good question... maybe she was forced to attend as you suggest.
 

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welp... so its no surprise she didnt attend UConn

do you recall when Chelsey Lee attend?
 

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ok... gotcha but why show up if you dont want to be there, maybe parents or AAU coach encouraged her to attend.

BTW when was that 2004/o5 or so?
Many reasons including things like pressure from parents, coaches (AAU and high school), friends and teammates, etc.
 

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I think Xylina visits Providence next week. Correct?

If so, do not look for any news this week. I think X will announce in 3-4 weeks.

Taya, on the other hand, ... :)
 

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Sheer speculation. Recruits have I think 4 or 5 official visits. We don't know the circumstance for her benign affect that day, it would be incorrect to identify it as anything really. She could have been unwell, had an argument with someone, we don't know. We don't know. That she went elsewhere could be totally unrelated.
 
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Per Jim Fuller: "Recruits Morgan Tuck, Xylina McDaniel and Taya Reimer were sitting with their families surrounded by plenty of UConn staff members just in case any fans or media members decided to try to get a little too close..."

Jim Fuller left out the not minor detail that, like the Miranda Warning in criminal law, UConn staff has implemented the Kibitzer Warning for all future First Night extravaganzas. Of course, the Kibitzer Warning has not been challenged all the way to the Supreme Court as of yet, so it may someday be overturned.

I understand that it is being tested right now in a lower court in Tennessee. The ACLU is reportedly taking up the fight on behalf of Kibitzer.
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