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UConn women’s basketball: Huskies land 2021 forward Amari DeBerry

Huskies add the No. 5 recruit to their 2021 class.

Amari DeBerry announced her commitment to UConn women’s basketball on Twitter Friday night. The 6-foot-5 forward is the ranked as the No. 5 recruit in the 2021 class in the ESPN recruiting rankings.

DeBerry is the Huskies second commit in the 2021 class. She will join guard Saylor Poffenbarger, who committed to UConn in July.

In addition to being ranked a top-five recruit, DeBerry is also the top-ranked forward in the 2021 class. She currently plays for Williamsville South High School in upstate New York, where she was named to the Class A All-State team in both 2018 and 2019. DeBerry was also named to the USA U16 national team this summer.

The most recent scouting report on ESPN describes DeBerry as an: “Agile interior prospect brings superior size, defensive presence to the key; alters shots, rebounds and initiates the fast break; offensive firepower brings face up game threat in the key and beyond; mobile in transition game; impacts in the paint.”

For the Huskies, DeBerry marks another great pickup on the recruiting trail and adds another great prospect for 2021, in addition to 2020’s strong five player class.