Kentan Facey, who will be coming to UConn next season, is the Gatorade Player of the Year in New York.
He’s the second in a row to come to Storrs with that honor in his pocket; Omar Calhoun won the award in New York last year.
Facey, 6-foot-9, committed to UConn after a visit in August. He began to pick up steam as a recruit last summer, and has really grown in reputation since. At Long Island Lutheran, he is averaging 14.5 points, 12.2 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game, and has led his team to a 24-2 record and a berth in the state Class AA semifinals.
Here is more on this from USA Today’s list of state players of the year.
Facey and Terrence Samuel will play together in the Jordan Brand Regional Game on April 13 at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Looking forward to seeing that.