Sunday, September 2, 2012

Terrence Samuel Commits to UConn

Just got off the phone with Terrence Samuel, UConn's latest commit. Soft-spoken young man. Here's a little of what he had to say.

Samuel, who visited UConn two weeks ago with his mother and his South Shore High assistant coach (and cousin) Shawn Mark, said the staff told him he could vie for playing time immediately as a freshman.

"They say I'm a big guard, bigger than the other guards they have," said Samuel, a 6-foot-3 point guard. "I have a lot more ability to rebound and push the ball."

He added that his greatest strength as a player is "getting my teammates the ball."

Samuel's AAU teammate on the New York Rens, forward Kentan Facey, committed to the Huskies a few weeks ago.

"It's definitely a great feeling, going to college with somebody you're familiar with," he said.

Samuel will play his senior season at South Shore High in Brooklyn this year. When asked about what he knows about UConn's history, his first answer was one word: "Kemba."

Samuel said he's met Walker a few times (though not on his visit), but doesn't really know the former Husky star.

He said he thinks he'll play for Jim Calhoun next year.

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