Big week coming up for UConn on the recruiting front. Abdul-Malik Abu, a power forward who has really been a top target for the Huskies staff all spring and summer, is coming to Storrs for an unofficial visit on Wednesday, multiple sources have reported.
There are a few other players the Huskies scouted intensely in July and hope to bring to campus, but as of Sunday, I am told, no other visits have been firmed up. … That could change by later in the week.
Malik Abu, 6-8 and 230, is from the Boston area and Kimball Union academy and ranked 44th by ESPN. He has visited Providence, and lists NC State and Florida as possible destinations. Providence is also said to be recruiting his AAU teammate, guard Jared Terrell, and the two would like to make a joint announcement of their college plans in early September.
So determined they are to go to the same school is the key to UConn’s chances of landing Malik Abu. If they can get him, with Rodney Purvis and Daniel Hamilton already in the fold, they would really have the makings of an impressive incoming group a year from now, with scholarships available and plenty more potential in the Class of ‘14.