NCAA Basketball

UConn Lands Verbal Commitment From 2013 Guard Terrence Samuel

On-the-rise point guard Terrence Samuel made his collegiate decision on Sunday evening, verbally pledging to UConn. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Samuel is one of the top New York City prospects from the class of 2013.

Last month, Samuel trimmed his recruitment down, listing a top six of Tennessee, Rhode Island, Temple, Pittsburgh, Dayton, and UConn. Well, that list now stands at one given Sunday’s decision.

The Huskies and head coach Jim Calhoun have recently had success in the New York City area. Earlier this summer, the Huskies landed a verbal commitment from 6-foot-8 forward, Kentan Facey.

UConn’s recruiting class for 2013 now stands at two with both Samuel and Facey.

In addition to the pair of New York City-natives, Calhoun and Connecticut landed a commitment last year from fellow Brooklyn-native Omar Calhoun. Calhoun joins the Huskies’ program this season as a dynamite back court scorer that should provide excellent depth alongside Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright.

UConn of course is ineligible for any postseason play this season, including both the NCAA and Big East Tournaments. The ruling came down this past spring after the school failed to score high enough on their APR.

Looking ahead however, the Huskies’ back court is already stacked and the addition of Samuel only brightens things.

At 6-foot-3, Samuel currently attends South Shore H.S. (NY) and starred with the New Rens on the AAU circuit.

Rivals lists Samuel at No. 112 overall within the class of 2013.


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