Aaliyah Edwards commits to UConn

UConn lands another top 2020 recruit, as Aaliyah Edwards commits to the UConn Huskies

Aaliyah Edwards, a 6’2 wing who hails from Kingston, Ontario, Canada, has committed to the UConn Huskies and head coach, Geno Auriemma.

Edwards is the No. 26 ranked prospect in the class of 2020, according to ESPN, and will join fellow top-100 UConn commits, Paige Bueckers (No.1) and Mir McLean (No.21), as well as Piath Gabriel, and Croatian guard, Nika Muhl.

Edwards, who attends Crestwood Prep, will bring a wealth of versatility at both ends of the floor for the Huskies, as she is capable playing multiple positions on the floor. She is efficient on the offensive end and will be an extremely difficult matchup for most teams with her length at the 3, and her ability to handle the ball and shoot it from the outside as a potential stretch-4. Edwards will also impact the transition game of the Huskies from day one.

Edwards will also bring International experience to Storrs, as she competed as a member of the Canadian national team in the FIBA AmeriCup this past September in Puerto Rico. Edwards was the youngest member of the team at the age of 17. The next youngest was Minnesota Lynx guard, Bridget Carleton at 22. Her tournament was highlighted by a ten point performance in a tournament-opening win over Mexico, and a nine point performance in a gold medal game defeat to the USA.

When Edwards arrives to campus next fall, UConn will be back as a full-fledged member of the Big East. They open their 2019-2020 campaign on Sunday, November 10, against the California Golden Bears.

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