Spoke briefly with John Buck, who coaches Kentan Facey at Long Island Lutheran. Facey, 6-foot-9, who committed to UConn in August and signed his letter-of-intent in November, is considered a player with great upside. He began playing basketball relatively late in his native Jamaica and really made eye-opening strides last summer. Now in his senior year, Facey had 19 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in LI Lutheran’s win over Burke Catholic this weekend.
“We have a very talented team,” Buck said, “otherwise his numbers might be more inflated. … Kentan’s understanding of the game has improved tremendously this season. He is much stronger and his footwork in the post is much cleaner. He is playing aggressively and doing a great job of protecting the rim for our team.”
I’m hoping to get out to The Island to see Facey play this week. Will keep you posted on that.
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