The Huskies officially added two players to the class of 2015 as Jalen Adams and Steve Enoch both signed Letters of Intent to play at the University of Connecticut. Both of these recruits immediately set the tone for Kevin Ollie, who is showing that he will be able to land top players from New England. Adams is from Roxbury, Massachusetts (yes, the very same as Shabazz), and Enoch is from Norwalk, Connecticut.
Adams, a 6-foot-2 guard, is a consensus top recruit nationwide and ranks 25th in the ESPN100 for the 2015 class. He chose UConn over Creighton, Maryland, Providence, Tennessee, among others. He looks to score first but is more than capable of playing the point guard position and running the half-court offense.
If he was to play the shooting guard position, which he definitely will, he has the ability to finish in traffic while also being able to knock down open and contested threes. Not only can he get it done on the offensive side, but he is able to defend both guard positions, which is something Ollie preaches: being a versatile defender. Adams will make an immediate impact for the Huskies and will be fun to watch in the process.
Joining Adams is Steve Enoch who is spending his final year before UConn at St. Thomas More in Oakdale, Connecticut. The 6-foot-10 power forward is a different recruit than Adams in that he still needs to prove himself against the top players in the country. Enoch was at first unnoticed playing at Norwalk High School, but burst onto the national scene due to his play in AAU.
He has great size with long arms and is developing at a very fast pace. Enoch has started to develop a jump hook over both shoulders with his back to the basket while also being able to step outside and knock down jumpers. Defensively, he is another rim protector that will be added and he is a very solid rebounder.
The only issue with the big man is how he will hold up against college competition. College basketball is a whole lot different than high school basketball, and Ollie and his staff will have to do some developing for Enoch in order to make him into the playmaker that he can be. Either way, he will be another exciting recruit to step foot in Storrs.
When they both step onto campus in Fall 2015, they will assume different roles. Adams will most likely make an immediate impact with the departure of Boatright, and it is never a bad thing to have too many guards. Enoch, on the other hand, will take time to develop, and will have to earn minutes while competing against Nolan, Brimah, and Lubin.
The moral of the story: Kevin Ollie can recruit and we will get some of the best players in the country every year.
LETS GO HUSKIES!!!!