Daniel Hamilton says, via Twitter, of course, that he will be coming to UConn for the next session of summer classes, which begins in about three weeks.
“I’m going to be in Storrs in 22 days from now, y’all,” Hamilton tweeted on Monday morning.
The first session of summer classes begins this week. Sam Cassell Jr., another Huskies newcomer, is on campus. When Hamilton, the top-rated recruit, played in the Jordan Brand Classic in New York in April, he said he planned to be in Storrs on June 2. But he will be playing in a pro-am league in Los Angeles next week. He graduated last week from John Bosco High in Bellflower, Calif.
Hamilton’s arrival at UConn is more of an issue than it would normally be, because he has not signed a binding National Letter of Intent, but a financial aid agreement. His brother, Isaac, signed an NLOI with Texas-El Paso and was not allowed to transfer without sitting a year, so Daniel Hamilton did not want to sign a binding letter. Once he comes to UConn and enrolls, that becomes irrelevant.
He has never wavered publically in his intention to come to UConn. He said in April that it was contingent on Kevin Ollie being there. Now that Ollie has a new five-year contract, that concern is gone.
UConn has a special summer session starting on June 20; that’s apparently what Hamilton meant. Rakim Lubin, UConn’s other incoming freshman, has signed an NLOI and is expected to arrive when Hamilton does, on June 20.
Cassell Jr, the son of the longtime NBA point guard, is coming in from JuCo, Florida’s Chipola College and getting acclimated in Storrs.