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- Nov 28, 2016
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Love it - what a classy young lady. Kudos to Geno for scheduling this and having the whole team there...!
Just another reason to love UCONN and the program so much!
I was waiting to get some info on this and thankfully, a good article. by Kellie Stacey.
Napheesa Collier gets high school jersey retired ahead of homecoming game against St. Louis
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Mississippi Hall of Fame?? (Missouri)According to the Article, it was the HS that saw the already scheduled StL game for Napheesa and coordinated the event to coincide with Naphessa's game. A beautiful collaboration.
Collier’s homecoming is a result of something Auriemma has become known for doing — scheduling games in his senior’s home states. Auriemma said he had already scheduled No. 1 UConn’s game against St. Louis for Tuesday before IWA made the announcement that they’d be retiring Collier’s jersey, so IWA set the ceremony for the same week.
“Building it around our whole team being here and our game [Tuesday] night,” Auriemma said. “I thought it was an amazing gesture by the school and the coaching staff here because it allowed Napheesa’s teammates to take part in it so I think that made it even a little more special than it already was.”
There was also a video (not streamed apparently), It would be fantastic if this was somehow put on line
After honoring the basketball program as a whole for being inducted in the Mississippi State Hall of Fame, a video tribute for Collier was played. It included videos from her former high school teammates, coaches and current UConn teammates and coaches. UConn coach Geno Auriemma, and player Katie Lou Samuelson and Kyla Irwin contributed.
Congratulations to Pheesa!
Does anyone know who Remo Baldi is or was, or why Pheesa's high school gym is named after him/her. The only Remo Baldi I could find on google is a current day Italian composer with no apparent links to Missouri.
It was probably great if they were chocolate chip cookies with big chunks.Wonderful event for all involved, I'm sure. CONGRATS to our Pheesa!
Trying to image what it was like for the current Incarnate Word girls basketball team to be standing around in their own high school gym sipping fruit punch from a paper cup and munching supermarket cookies while getting to casually chat with the entire #1 UConn women's basketball team.