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UConn Women's Insider: Allure Of Huskies Too Much For Recruit Collier To Pass Up

UConn Women's Insider: Allure Of Huskies Too Much For Recruit Collier To Pass Up

Like every elite recruit who walks into UConn's sparkling basketball practice facility, Charli Collier was drawn to the decor inside the gymnasium.

There are those 11 NCAA championship banners and the names of the program's All-Americans hanging high above the court. Collier couldn't help notice the names of the players she has grown up watching: Breanna Stewart, Maya Moore, Tina Charles, Morgan Tuck.

It's why a highly coveted prospect from Southeastern Texas was so eager to relocate 1,700 miles to Storrs, Conn.

"That's something that struck me," said Collier, who made an oral commitment to UConn last weekend. "Just seeing [the banners]. You hear about...

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