From all accounts, this is a kid who wanted to go to Duke but we ended up backing off after our rushed due diligence period. So, hope the best for him despite his going to UConn... Calhoun usually does a good job with superlong wings like him, he could be a good one in a couple of years.
quite a bizarre recruitment don't you think? did he ever visit UCONN? yes i went to texas.
straight cash homey
Anyway, I don't really see how playing time could really be a determining factor in choosing UConn over Texas. Or Kansas. Maybe his academics were still somewhat of a red flag, and Self and Barnes passed while Calhoun decided to go for it. The National Championship probably had a lot to do with it though too, and Calhoun is a solid recruiter, so it's not totally shocking. But it does feel like it kind of came out of left field after he supposedly narrowed it down to Texas and Kansas.
I thought uCon was down to 10 schollies (reduced per sanctions and for abysmal academics), is there one available for DD this late?
I have no doubt that DeAndre has talent, otherwise there wouldn't be so much interest in his recruitment. Now that he has pledged to play at UConn I still don't see him starting over Jeremy Lamb or Roscoe Smith. Obviously Lamb had a break out NCAA tournament and Smith was very good defensively + Niels Giffey was good early in the year for UConn and had an effective Championship game. So I don't think Daniel's starts, but he will see minutes, IMO probably more at UConn in 2011-12 than he would have at Duke.
In addition, I have a very good feeling about Silent G and Murphy being able to produce if they earn playing time.
Good luck to him, is this Calhoun's first commitment since the Championship game?
"With seven national titles and 20 Final Fours in the 64-team NCAA Tournament era, Duke and UNC have had more playoff success than any other CONFERENCE." - Al Featherston
DD has never been to the UCONN campus
straight cash homey