Sunday, June 17, 2007


June 16, 2007

VERBAL COMMITMENT ALERT: Kemba Walker (PG), Rice High School (NYC)

Projected 2007-2008 Roster:

Juniors: AJ Price (G), Marcus Johnson (WG), Jeff Adrien (F), Craig Austrie (G).
Sophomores: Curtis Kelly (BF/C), Jerome Dyson (G), Jonathan Mandeldove (C), Stanley Robinson (F), Doug Wiggins (PG), Gavin Edwards (PF/C), Hasheem Thabeet (C)
Freshmen: Donnell Beverly (G)
2008 Commitment: Nate Miles (G/F), Kemba Walker (PG)
2009 Commitments: Alex Oriakhi (C), Jamal Coombs (F)

As his recruitment began to blow up this spring with a string of impressive performances with the NY Gauchos, Kemba Walker maintained his preference to play in the Big East and this weekend he made that a reality as Walker Makes Commitment to UConn (Hartford Courant) over Cincinnati and St. John's, among others.

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Kemba Walker, a point guard from Rice High School in New York, made an oral commitment to attend UConn. The 6'2 Rice High School standout has shot up the recruiting boards of many this spring with storng AAU performances, including the Cactus Classic in Phoenix, where he led the New York Gauchos to the championship and was named MVP. Walker made an unofficial visit to UConn last week and decided on UConn shortly after.

Walker joins guard/forward Nate Miles from Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburgh, Mass., as high school seniors-to-be who have committed to UConn. The Huskies have no more scholarships to award. After missing out on Brandon Jennings and Samardo Samuels, UConn got some good recruiting news and hopes the momentum will follow with Ed Davis, a 6-foot-8 forward from Mechanicsville, Va. Davis' Thursday visit to Storrs was his latest unofficial visit - and perhaps his last. Davis, who plays both forward positions, said there is no front-runner among his final three schools, UConn, North Carolina and Virginia. While he hasn't closed the door on any school, he said he is unlikely to make another visit before deciding by the end of July.

With no seniors on their 12-player roster and two verbal for 2008 and 2009, there does not seem to be a lot of action ahead, but UConn always has some irons in the fire.


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