UConn’s Moriah Jefferson is even better than she gets credit for

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(WTNH)–Keeping up with Moriah Jefferson on the basketball court is impossible. For four years, the speedy spark plug of the UConn engine has been the perfect co-pilot to UConn’s all-time greatest player, Breanna Stewart.

The 5-7 point guard thinks she could take the 6-4 All-American.

“I’d beat her. I’d beat her,” Jeffeson said. “I would just run around in circles until she got tired and then after that, we’re good.”

Stewart didn’t agree.

“Uh yeah, I would win the one-on-one,” Stewart said. “I’m taller than her.”

Jefferson has chopped down opponents since she arrived in Storrs. Her growth has been evident from one season to the next, with over 1,000 career points, nearly 600 assists and over 300 steals.

It’s earned her nicknames that she wears with a badge of honor.

“The fans call me gnat, and spitfire. Spitfire I’ve been hearing a lot, everybody keeps calling me that,” Jefferson said. “I guess I’m spitfire now.”

“She deserves a lot more credit for things than she sometimes gets,” Stewart said.

Jefferson is perfectly comfortable in her role. Geno Auriemma thinks that, if needed, she could give more.

“I say she should be even more aggressive offensively,” Auriemma said. “She should look to score more often.”

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