UConn women’s basketball is adding some bounce to its 2020 recruiting class. On Sunday, Mir McLean committed to the Huskies according to her AAU team’s twitter account.
A huge congrats to @MirMclean and her family @mzpoog_ on her verbal commitment to Coach Geno Auriemma @UConnWBB #TTO #Proud pic.twitter.com/mmSbqkbfpn— TeamTakeoverGirlsBB (@TeamTakeoverGBB) June 30, 2019
A 5-foot-11 wing from Owings Mills, Maryland, McLean is rated as the No. 32 prospect and the No. 4 wing in the 2020 class by ESPN. However, McLean might be the most athletic player in her class.
At a combine-type event in Houston in September 2018, McLean finished first in vertical jump (27.45 inches) and second in sprints. According to her AAU coach Ron James, she can get her hand six inches above the rim.
“She’s one of the best athletes in the country,” James told ESPNW. “You can see it in her ability to hang in the air and make shots. She gets more and-ones than any girl around.”
According to ESPN, McLean had offers from over 30 schools, though her finalists were not made public. She is the third player to join UConn’s 2020 class along with No. 1 overall recruit Paige Bueckers and Croatian guard Nika Muhl.
From here, the Huskies will likely look at one or two more players from the class with a post player being the biggest remaining need — though that could change if Texas transfer Sedona Price ends up in Storrs.
Here’s a look at UConn’s scholarship situation going forward: