Pair of 4-Star recruits still considering UConn
Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 23:10
JaQuan Lyle, considered by ESPN to be the 39th best high school basketball player in the Class of 2014, continues to consider UConn as a prospective landing spot for next fall. The Evansville, Ind. native and current point guard at Huntington Prep remains undeclared.
UConn is contending with Kansas, Memphis and Arizona in its attempt to land the recruit. His official visit to the Storrs campus took place on Sept. 21.
The 6’4” point guard is rated as a four-star recruit. As said by ESPN, “JaQuan is a very smooth and very skilled combo guard. He’s terrific at getting in the lane and creating for teammates or finishing himself. He has range on his shot to 19 feet… and possesses excellent court vision.”
Adding Lyle to a backcourt already featuring Rodney Purvis and, in all likelihood, Ryan Boatright could significantly bolster UConn’s chances to compete after Shabazz Napier graduates this spring.
UConn already has verbal commitments from four-star Los Angeles small forward Daniel Hamilton and Buford, Ga. power forward Rakim Lubin.
Four-star recruit Devin Robinson, a small forward ranked by ESPN as the 28th best high school player nationally, also continues to consider UConn. His visit and tour of campus is scheduled for next weekend. The 6’8” Chesterfield, Va. native is also considering Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Indiana and Florida. ESPN considers him to be a, “Long, athletic and active wing that excels on the break in addition to his ball skills that allow him to hit open threes and put the ball on the floor to create.”
If UConn is able to land either four-star high school Class of 2014 recruit, it will further increase its chances of bringing a national championship back to Storrs in the near future.