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One of the top high school women basketball players has committed to UConn

She is ranked at No. 5 in the class of 2023 in the country

STORRS, Connecticut — One of the nation’s top high school players has committed to the University of Connecticut woman’s basketball team.

Ashlynn Shade, the No. 5 ranked player in the class of 2023, according to ESPN, from Noblesville, Indiana, made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday morning

Shade, who plays guard, tweeted: “Committed #BleedBlue.”

In the post, she went on to thank her coaches and teammates for support and encouragement over the years.

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“With that being said I am continuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Connecticut! I am truly grateful to join the UConn Family!! LET’S GO HUSKY NATION!!" she ended her post.

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According to The Indianapolis Star, Shade has offers from some of the top women’s basketball programs in the country, including Indiana, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

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In August, she told the newspaper that she liked UConn’s history and the competitiveness of the basketball program.

“I want to play at a high level, so I like that aspect of it."

Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.

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