While much talk has been made about UConn women’s basketball missing out on their top targets in the class of 2019, Aubrey Griffin, the Huskies sole commitment, has been named to the McDonalds’ All-American game.
Griffin is rated as the No. 33 player in her class, similar to where former Huskies Kia Nurse and Lexi Gordon were rated. However, Griffin missed her entire sophomore season with a torn ACL, which may have negatively impacted her ranking. Head coach Geno Auriemma had plenty of praise for Griffin when she signed her National Letter of Intent in November.
“She’s one of those kids that by the time she’s finished playing, she’s going to be 100 times better than she is right now and she’s pretty good as is,” he said. “She’s long, athletic, loves to guard people and gets to the rim all the time...she’s longer, she’s 6-1. She’s exactly what we need. She’s going to be terrific for us and she’s the nicest kid in the world.”
Seven current players on UConn’s roster have played in the McDonald’s All-American game. Last season, freshman Christyn Williams won the game’s MVP award.
The 2019 McDonald’s All-American game will be played on March 27 in Atlanta.