The UConn men’s basketball 2021 recruiting class has taken another leap forward as power forward Samson Johnson from The Patrick School in Elizabeth, New Jersey has committed to Dan Hurley.
I want to thank my family, SEED, NY Jayhawks, & The Patrick School! Committed!! Let’s Work!! pic.twitter.com/4UTVLq63l9— (@kdroos_13) August 10, 2020
The 6-foot-10 rising senior is a 200-pound four who can hit the three-ball, especially from the corner, and runs the floor well.
He is ranked No. 86 in his class by 247sports and No. 108 by Rivals. Johnson’s commitment marks the third for Hurley’s 2021 class, which is now ranked at No. 4 on 247sports’ class rankings. UConn’s class is a tick ahead of Ohio State’s and is behind just Florida State, Villanova and Baylor.
The assist on the commitment goes to assistant coach Kimani Young, who also helped get 2020 center Adama Sanogo in the blue and white. Johnson played alongside Sanogo at The Patrick School this past season.
The commitment comes just three days after shooting guard Jordan Hawkins decided to come to UConn and two weeks after Rahsool Diggins kicked off Hurley’s 2021 class.
GRID UPDATE— tcf15 (@tcf_15) August 10, 2020
The @UConnMBB staff cannot be stopped on the recruiting trail as Samson Johnson becomes their third 2021 commit in just 15 days.
No scholarships left for 2021 (at the moment). pic.twitter.com/iGNqybpAok
Diggins went on The Front Office’s Instagram Live shortly after his recruitment and said he was targeting Johnson and Hawkins to join him at UConn, which they both did.
THREAD— Hagan (@hagannnnnnn) July 29, 2020
Watch the whole thing lol I love this kid pic.twitter.com/wbkAwUUr72
This is a developing story.