UConn women’s basketball picked up its second commitment in as many days as Murray State grad transfer Evelyn Adebayo announced her commitment to the Huskies.
I am grateful and thankful to announce my commitment to play at UConn!! I thank God, and give All The Glory to him! I also thank my family, and everyone that has helped me and been a part of my journey! The grind continues, and I’m happy to be a Husky!! #BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/gAYSxkIR6e— Eveee (@_evelyna96) May 2, 2019
Listed at 6-foot-1, Adebayo will be immediately eligible when she comes to Storrs this fall. A native of London, England, Adebayo started all 30 games for Murray State last season while leading the team with 18.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game en route to First Team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors.
Prior to her time with the Racers, Adebayo spent two seasons at Gardner-Webb.
Adebayo adds much-needed depth to UConn’s frontcourt for next season. While Olivia Nelson-Ododa and Megan Walker project to be the starters, the Huskies’ only depth behind those two were Batouly Camara and Kyla Irwin.
With the additions of Adebayo and Polish guard Anna Makurat, UConn’s roster is up to 10 players — the same number the Huskies had last season after Lexi Gordon transferred. While it’s possible Adebayo is not the final addition for UConn this offseason, the team is no longer in dire needing of adding numbers to the roster.
If Adebayo and Makurat can make immediate impacts while Aubrey Griffin improves throughout the season, the Huskies should once again be in contention for the national title.
While she doesn’t come directly from England, Adebayo is the third European player to commit to UConn recently, joining Makurat and 2020 point guard Nika Muhl from Croatia.