Stokes Has Foot Surgery

Connecticut freshman center Kiah Stokes underwent successful surgery Friday morning to repair a torn tendon in her right foot, an injury that first started bothering her during the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

Stokes will require an extended period of rehab but UConn officials said she is expected to return to normal athletic activity prior to the start of the 2012-13 academic year.

The procedure was performed at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, Conn.


UConn's three 2012 signees - Moriah Jefferson, Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck - have been selected to attend the 2012 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team Trials. The three future Huskies will compete in the trials May 19-20 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. to determine a 12-member USA squad.

The USA U18 National Team will compete in the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in San Juan, Puerto Rico from Aug. 15-19, with the goal of securing a berth in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women.

University of Miami head coach Katie Meier will serve as head coach of the U18 squad, with Nikki Caldwell of Louisiana State and Kelly Graves of Gonzaga will be assistant coaches.

The three UConn recruits are becoming veterans of USA competition.

Stewart, unanimous 2012 National High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year, is the only high school athlete that participated on the 2011 USA Women's Pan American Games Team. She was then joined by Tuck to help lead the 2011 USA U19 World Championship Team to a gold medal in Chile. Jefferson was a finalist for the 2011 USA U19 team and also attended trials for the 2009 U16 and 2010 U17 teams.

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