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Landing programchanging players never gets old for UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma.
Auriemma admits that the joy he felt in the early 1990s when Rebecca Lobo and Pam Webber formed the recruiting class that would serve as the foundation for the program’s first national championship team was similar to that moment a couple of days ago when Christyn Williams phoned Auriemma to tell him “I guess you guys are stuck with me for the next four years.”
Williams made it official at a signing ceremony at Central Arkansas Christian School in North Little Rock, Ark., on Friday.
Although Auriemma already knew she was planning to be a Husky, he tuned into a live stream of the event and couldn’t help but chuckle.
“She had a Husky dog at her thing today; she got her classmates to wear UConn stuff,” the Hall of Fame coach said with a laugh. “This kid is pretty sharp, she has a lot on the ball and everybody loves her because she has that kind of personality. She’s just a fun kid to be around.”
Since Tamika Williams headlined perhaps the best recruiting class in women’s college basketball history in 1998, Christyn Williams is the 11th player ranked No. 1 in her respective class to sign with the Huskies. The list doesn’t even include iconic UConn players like Rebecca Lobo, Nykesha Sales, Shea Ralph or Sue Bird.
“There was a feeling in me that went, ‘That was