Q: Of the three recruits [UConn has] coming in next season, who do you think could have the biggest immediate impact?
A: Jeff, logic would dicatate it would have to be Kentan Facey. He made great strides during his high school season at Long Island Lutheran and appears to be the more advanced of the two big men the Huskies have coming in. Amida Brimah could make an impact defensively, but his offensive game will need work. Facey’s offensive game will need work, too, and he will need to get stronger, but he is so fast and athletic and he learns quickly. Given UConn’s obvious needs in the front court, the opportunity for Facey to win a major role on the team is there.
I’m assuming Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright will come back, since I have heard nothing to indicate otherwise. That being the case, Terrence Samuel will be playing behind them at guard, so his opportunity will be to learn from them and prepare for a large future role.
I am planning to get to Brooklyn Saturday to see Samuel and Facey play in the Jordan Brand Regional Game, so I might have an update take on both of them early next week.