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Class of 2021 forward Samson Johnson commits to UConn

The 6-foot-10 big man picked UConn within weeks of Rahsool Diggins and Jordan Hawkins

UConn Men’s Basketball head coach Dan Hurley
Dan Hurley and his staff have picked up another recruit in the 2021 class in the form of power forward Samson Johnson. (Ian Bethune - The UConn Blog)
Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

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.

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.

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.

This is a developing story.