STORRS—UConn's connection to Highlands Ranch High School is getting deeper.
With Ann Strother already on the roster and center Liz Sherwood fresh off an official visit last weekend, Susie Powers, a third member of the defending Colorado state champions, is expected on campus today for her own official visit.
Powers, a 5-11 point guard from Littleton, Colo., who averaged 12 points and 14 assists last season, is a late addition to UConn's recruiting list. The Huskies have already received oral commitments from guards Kiana Robinson from Brandon, Fla., and Kia Wright from Copiague, N.Y.
Powers, ranked No. 15 by the Blue Star recruiting service, participated in USA Basketball's Youth Development Festival this summer. She is also considering Boston College, South Carolina, Wisconsin and UC-Santa Barbara.
Wright, who committed to UConn earlier this month, and 6-6 center Marta Dydek from Seward County (Kan.) Community College, are scheduled to make official visits this weekend.
Dydek, the younger sister of Utah Starzz 7-2 center Margo Dydek, averaged 8.6 points and 5.2 rebounds last season to help lead Seward County to a 38-0 record and the NJCAA national championship.
Including Robinson and Wright, UConn still has three scholarships available. The Huskies are also awaiting word from Brittany Hunter, a 6-3 center from Columbus, Ohio, who visited Storrs the weekend of Oct. 20.