Aubrey Griffin becomes first 2019 prospect to commit to UConn

Courtesy Ray Gallagher

Ossining's Aubrey Griffin is an ultra-athletic and versatile wing. Next season she'll be a Husky.

Connecticut landed its first commitment in the 2019 recruiting class when Aubrey Griffin of Ossining, New York, announced on Thursday she would be attending UConn.

Griffin, a 6-foot-1 wing and the daughter of former NBA player Adrian Griffin, averaged 28.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.2 steals, 2.9 assists and 1.6 blocks as a junior. She sat out her sophomore season with an ACL injury. She had a 51-point game as a freshman.

Griffin, the No. 33 prospect in the class, is the latest in Geno Auriemma's pipeline from Ossining to Storrs. Griffin follows Saniya Chong, who won three national titles with the Huskies; and Andra Espinoza-Hunter, who will sit out the 2018-19 season after transferring to Mississippi State.

Griffin is an ultra-athletic prospect who is explosive on offense and quick on defense. She'll bring versatility to the UConn backcourt with her ability to score in the lane with range to the arc.

Her older brother, Alan Griffin, is a freshman guard at Illinois. But Adrian Griffin thinks his daughter has the highest ceiling.

"Pound for pound, she's the best athlete in the family," Adrian said of Aubrey in June.

The early signing period for women's basketball runs from Nov. 14 to 21. The top three prospects in the class -- Haley Jones, Jordan Horston and Aliyah Boston -- remain undeclared.

A season ago, UConn had zero commitments heading into the early signing period but got signatures from No. 1 Christyn Williams and No. 5 Olivia Nelson-Ododa to end the week with one of the top classes in the country.

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