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Little League star Mo'ne Davis 'sad' about UConn's NCAA recruiting violation for phone call

  • Thirteen-year-old Little League World Series pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, right, sits with WNBA President Laurel Richie prior to Game 2 of the WNBA basketball Western Conference finals between the Phoenix Mercury and the Minnesota Lynx, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Thirteen-year-old Little League World Series pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, right, sits with WNBA President Laurel Richie prior to Game 2 of the WNBA basketball Western Conference finals between the Phoenix Mercury and the Minnesota Lynx, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. The Little League sensation is heading to the WNBA conference finals in Minnesota on Sunday, Aug. 31. She'll sit with WNBA president Laurel J. Richie and meet both teams, including former UConn stars Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore before the game starts. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. The Little League sensation is heading to the WNBA conference finals in Minnesota on Sunday, Aug. 31. She'll sit with WNBA president Laurel J. Richie and meet both teams, including former UConn stars Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore before the game starts. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Little League star Mo'ne Davis says she's "sad" that Connecticut received a secondary NCAA rules violation for coach Geno Auriemma's congratulatory phone call to her during the Little League World Series.

Davis says they talked last month about her success in the World Series for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons, and there was no recruiting talk.

On Thursday, the NCAA announced the recruiting violation after a complaint was brought to the attention of the American Athletic Conference. Davis mentioned during the World Series she'd like to play basketball for UConn and eventually in the WNBA.

The 13-year-old Davis was a guest of the WNBA on Friday at its annual luncheon in New York.