We've been covering the success of UConn Football's recruiting over the past few weeks, but today we received some good news on the basketball recruiting front. 4-star point guard Jalen Adams has committed to Coach Ollie and the National Champion UConn Huskies.
After Prince Ali decided to re-open his recruiting, Kevin Ollie's Class of 2015 was left with one player-- 4-star shooting guard Will Jackson. Adams is the first commitment since the announcement of Kevin Ollie's contract extension.
Adams chose UConn over offers from Kansas, Kansas St., Minnesota, Maryland and Louisville, among others. Medium East powerhouses Creighton and Providence also had an offer out.
I Have Officially Decided That I Will Continue To Pursue My Dream At The University Of Connecticut And Play For Coach Kevin Ollie #Huskies— Almighty Jay (@JalenAdams25) June 30, 2014
Jalen Adams is ranked 26th overall in the Class of 2015 according to Rivals. He's one of the top point guards in the country and according to multiple sources is a great fit in Kevin Ollie's scheme. He has been rising up the rankings over the past few months and was very impressive in his latest performance at Nike Skills Academy last week.
Scouts characterize Adams as a very smart offensive player who can create his own shot or find opportunities for others with creative passing. You can just see the torch going from Napier to Boatright to Samuel and now to Adams down the road. Creative, playmaking guards will always be attracted to the style that Kevin Ollie plays. Good news for us, bad news for other schools with NCAA Championship aspirations.
This is a great get for Coach KO and the Class of 2015. Now how about some big men?