It was a stunning turn in the women’s basketball recruiting world.
UConn had no verbal commitments as the early signing period approached. When it was over, the Huskies secured commitments from two of the top five players in the 2018 class.
First, No. 1 prospect Christyn Williams signed. And on Wednesday, No. 5-ranked recruit Olivia Nelson-Ododa signed with UConn.
The program got a coveted guard in Williams and a top post player in Nelson-Ododa. They were the players UConn was focused on recruiting and those are the players who will be arriving in Storrs next year.
“Our approach always has been, we try to identify pretty early on what we’re looking for and then...