Geno Auriemma, UConn extend offer to Clarksville's 4-star basketball standout Imari Berry

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Clarksville High's Imari Berry already holds offers from defending NCAA women's basketball champion South Carolina and Final Four participant Louisville.

Now the 5-foot-10 shooting guard can add another major program to that list after being offered by Connecticut on Tuesday night.

Huskies coach Geno Auriemma called Berry to extend the offer, according to Berry's AAU coach, Anja Shelton.

The junior now has more than 20 scholarship offers, from schools including Clemson, Vanderbilt, Austin Peay, Murray State, Memphis, South Florida, Central Florida, Oklahoma State, Middle Tennessee State and Ole Miss. She picked up an offer from Kellie Harper and Tennessee in February, and Louisville offered June 14.

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Florida, Florida State, Missouri and Western Kentucky offered two weeks ago.

UConn has long been coveted by Berry, who has been a fan of the program from the time she picked up a basketball as a small child.

Berry has a four-star rating and is ranked No. 38 on the ESPN HoopGurlz Recruiting Rankings Super 60 for the Class of 2024. She led Clarksville in scoring at 24.6 points per game last season. She also was the team leader in rebounds (7.5), assists (3.5), steals (3.9) and shot 46% from 3-point range.

Berry was a finalist for the 2022 TSSAA Miss Basketball award and was the first Clarksville finalist since Bashaara Graves in 2012.

Berry has participated in four basketball camps with Clarksville High in June and wrapped up a busy AAU circuit this month with a 31-point performance in the season finale for the Tennessee Sol last Saturday.

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