STORRS, Conn. (AP) - University of Connecticut women’s basektball coach Geno Auriemma says an unnamed school has complained to the American Athletic Conference after he made a congratulatory phone call to Little League World Series pitching star Mo’Ne Davis.
Auriemma said Wednesday he spoke with 13-year-old Philadelphia girl for about two minutes when she was at the Little League headquarters office. He said someone in the Philadelphia 76ers organization suggested it, and Little League officials had asked if it was OK for Mo’Ne to call him.
Mo’ne said during the tournament she hoped to play for UConn someday. Her Taney Dragons team reached the Little League semifinals.
UConn said since Mo’Ne isn’t even in high school, it’s not a recruiting violation. The complaining school said recruits can’t be contacted before July 1 of their high school junior year.