By Paul Seaver (TheArenaPulse)
The top remaining point guard on the board from the class of 2011 has made his third verbal commitment over the course of his high school career.
6-foot-2 point guard Ryan Boatright has verbally committed to Connecticut.
Boatright committed to USC before his freshman year in high school, but decomitted back in 2009, opening up his recruitment before choosing to head to West Virginia just a few weeks ago. However, Boatright again decomitted, this time less than 24 hours after pledging to Mountaineer head coach Bob Huggins.
UConn and head coach Jim Calhoun have had issues both on-the-court and off-the-court over the course of the past year or so. The Huskies faded last year, missing the NCAA Tournament before a NCAA investigation ensued over past recruiting issues.
The University of Connecticut has stood by Calhoun and the commitment of the ESPNU Top 100 prospect Boatright is a great step forward for the program.
Boatright, a native of Aurora, Illinois, becomes the first UConn commit for 2011, and a solid starting point for Calhoun and Co.
The quick point guard loves to dictate the tempo and can get to the rim offensively, as well as penetrate and kick to open teammates. Boatright’s had a past of decommits, but Husky fans can hope he has finally settled with their program.
UConn will open up the season on Friday, November 12th against Stony Brook.
*Photo: Ryan Boatright *Credit: maxpreps.com
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