Dan Hurley has his first commitment as head coach of UConn men’s basketball as Brendan Adams announced his commitment to the Huskies, as first reported by Adam Zagoria of ZAGSBLOG and confirmed by multiple others. Adams initially picked Rhode Island but re-opened his recruitment and eventually followed the coach to Storrs.
A 6-foot-4 guard from Baltimore, Adams is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247sports. After de-committing from the Rams, he was pursued by both Xavier and Seton Hall. New UConn assistant coach Kimani Young also recruited Adams while at Minnesota.
Adams is the younger brother of St. Bonaventure’s star Jaylen Adams and is “oozing with talent and upside,” according to Rivals’ Corey Evans. He is also a big addition to the Huskies’ depth at guard that previously only included Jalen Adams, Christian Vital and Alterique Gilbert, whose long-term status is uncertain. Adams will also give UConn another perimeter shooter, something they have lacked in the past few seasons.
UConn now has two scholarships open which they will try to use on a combination of grad transfers and incoming freshmen, according to Zagoria. Adams went on his official visit this weekend along with grad transfers Tarin Smith from Duquesne and Kassoum Yakwe from St. John’s. Smith transferred to Duquesne from Nebraska, where he was coached by current Husky assistant Kenya Hunter, and he played for Hurley’s father in high school.