Tuesday, June 7, 2011

DeAndre Daniels Commits to UConn

DeAndre Daniels of IMG Academy finally made his college decision and will join the Connecticut Huskies 2011 recruiting class. Daniels picked UConn over Kansas, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, Texas and many more.

The 6-foot-7 forward was once a Texas Longhorn and thought to join either Duke or Kansas. But after postponing his college decision, Daniels recruitment opened up even more.

He added San Diego State, Oklahoma State and UConn to his list of possible suitors.

Daniels adds a great wing threat to help the Huskies lost of Kemba Walker, who is conceived to be an NBA lottery pick.

Daniels has great size for a college wing and his game should translate well at Connecticut. His athletic and slashing ability puts a ton of pressure on opposing defenses and his developing three-point shot only makes him that much tougher to guard.

"He is an extremely talented young man," Andy Borman Director of IMG Basketball Academy said in a statement released by the school. "But what sets him apart from other talented kids his age is the fact that he is extremely driven and focused on becoming the best player possible. He is an immediate impact player at the next level."

Daniels joins Ryan Boatright in the Huskies 2011 class. Daniels commitment certainly puts UConn amongst the top in the Big East after returning Jeremy Lamb, Alex Oriahki, Shabazz Napier and many other National Champ standouts.

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