Azzi Fudd, the consensus top women’s basketball prospect in the Class of 2021, ended years of speculation on Wednesday, announcing that she will attend UConn in the fall, joining one of the most dynastic programs in the history of sports.
Fudd, who was 12 when she received her first scholarship offer, has been compared to WNBA superstar and likely Hall of Famer Maya Moore. At 15, she outshot the best boys’ prospects in the country at Stephen Curry’s SC30 Select Camp. At 16, she became the first sophomore in history to win the Gatorade National Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year award. She turned 18 on Wednesday and marked the occasion by signing her national letter of intent on the first day of the NCAA’s early signing period.
“I think her coaches and everyone that she’s come in contact with have done a phenomenal job of getting her so fundamentally sound and so ready for college basketball,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “We’re just absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to coach Azzi for the next four years.”