The Huskies have their second commitment from the Class of 2013. Terrence Samuel, a 6-foot-3 guard from South Shore High in Brooklyn gave UConn a verbal commit on Sunday, first reported by Coast2Coast Hoops. on Sunday night.
Samuel visited UConn on Aug. 24, after rescheduling his original unofficial visit. He is considered a solid, fundamentally sound player, who figures to fit in quite well with what UConn likes to do. UConn was also very interested in point guard Wes Clark from Michigan, who also made an unofficial visit this month. Clark committed to Missouri this week, so UConn’s focus probably doubled down on getting Samuel quickly to shore up that position.
Earlier this summer, UConn got big man Kentan Facey from Long Island Lutheran, who has played AAU ball with Samuel. And Samuel will also follow in the line of New York guards coming to Storrs, includingt Taliek Brown, Kemba Walker and Omar Calhoun.
UConn will have more scholarship room for 2013-14, so the Huskies are far from done. But having two in hand ( at least verbally) figures to ease any recruiting pessimism before Jim Calhoun’s future is resolved. No one from the school is allowed, by NCAA rules, to comment on recruits until a letter of intent is signed.