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UConn Men’s Basketball Releases 2018 C Lukas Kisunas From NLI

The Huskies lose their final member of the 2018 recruiting class.

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UConn men’s basketball is now without a single player in their incoming recruiting class as Lukas Kisunas became the final member of the class of 2018 to be released from his National Letter of Intent to UConn.

Guard James Akinjo and wing Emmitt Matthews have also been granted their release.

Hearst CT Media’s Dave Borges is reporting that the decision was “very much a mutual decision” and the possibility of any recruits re-signing with the Huskies is “not very likely.”

Kisunas hails from Lithunia but plays at Brewster Academy. He held offers from the likes of Pitt, Providence and Purdue among others. Listed at 6-foot-8, 240 pounds, Kisunas is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247sports.

With three open roster spots remaining, Dan Hurley now has more flexibility to build his roster and can afford to use a spot on a transfer if someone like Fatts Russell choses to follow the coach to Storrs. Finding a guard that can play immediately is still the top need with Alterique Gilbert’s health a question mark behind Jalen Adams and Christian Vital.

Hurley also preferred to use smaller lineups at Rhode Island, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him target more versatile players that can play multiple positions as opposed to a true center, such as Kisunas.