Friday, February 1, 2013
UConn's newest recruit
By Matt Giles
Connecticut has always recruited the tri-state area well, landing several top prospects from New York City and the surrounding locales, but in the past two years, the Huskies have been omnipresent in the Big Apple's recruiting scene. With Kevin Ollie as a then assistant, and lead recruiter, UConn landed commitments from both Kentan Facey and Terrance Samuel, both 2013 prospects, and it would appear UConn has dipped into NYC's recruiting pool for another '13 prep.
Jordan Fuchs does not much resemble a basketball player. He seems to be stronger than any of the other nine players on the floor, and his athleticism allows him to sky for rebounds while also stepping back beyond the arc, but since he looks almost like a tight end, it makes sense the forward committed to UConn to play football. Fuchs' reported dream is to play two sports in college, but for his season, he will only play football; in later seasons, both Zach Braziller (NY Post) and Kevin Duffy (Connecticut Post) report if Fuchs does walk on to the basketball team -- Ollie and his staff were not involved with his recruitment -- his scholarship would only count to football.
It is hard not to envision Fuchs suiting up for Ollie in a few years; the forward is very skilled on the interior and appears willing to mix it up in the paint and continually grab rebounds and 50/50 balls. He also has a jump shot, a feature some opposing teams -- like Bishop Loughlin, a win for UConn -- neglect foolishly.