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Lukas Kišūnas Commits to UConn Men’s Basketball

The Huskies grabbed a big man in the class of 2018.

On Monday morning, UConn men’s basketball got another commit for the class of 2018 when Lukas Kišūnas tweeted that he had committed to the program.

Kišūnas, a 6-foot-10 center from Lithuania who will be playing at Brewster Academy, was on campus for an official visit Sep. 25 and only took one other visit, to Illinois on Sep. 29.

He had 16 other offers, headlined by Pittsburgh, Providence and Purdue as well as local schools like Boston College and Northeastern.

The former high school teammate of recent commit Sidney Wilson played for Lithuania in the Under-18 European Championships this summer and showed an ability to rebound and put the ball in the basket, averaging 8.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while shooting 52.3 percent from the field.

With this commitment, Kevin Ollie and company are expecting someone from the current squad to leave the program, as they have 14 players pledged for 2018-19. None of the members of the front court are expected to leave early, but between Josh Carlton, Eric Cobb and Mamadou Diarra, the Huskies will have solid options next year.