As expected, Steve Enoch has committed to UConn. The 6-foot-10 power forward from Norwalk announced his commitment on Twitter on Saturday night.
Enoch, who starred at Norwalk High the past few years but will be playing this season at St. Thomas More, grew up a UConn fan.
“Growing up in Connecticut I was surrounded by a major amount of Huskies fans, including my parents, so the team has always been in the atmosphere,” Enoch told the Register back in July. “Yes, I’ve been a fan of UConn and glad for the entire organization’s success.”
He really burst on the scene back in early June at the Pangos Camp out in Long Beach, California, where Enoch more than held his own against one of the top Class of 2015 big men in the country, Stephen Zimmerman. While out on that visit, Enoch stayed with Drummond, who had been coached by Enoch’s AAU coach, George Matthews, since he was 9 years old.
“He’s someone I look up to,” Enoch said of Drummond, back in July. “I don’t get to see him often because he’s always on the grind but every time I see him it’s like family. I make the most of every time we hang out, whether it’s him giving me good tips and mentoring on and off the court, or getting scraped in a 1-on-1.”
Enoch made an unofficial visit to UConn in late June. He battled a thigh injury later in the summer after taking a knee to the thigh during a game, causing a contusion that kept him from playing in some of other top camps.
Enoch had been coveted by programs like Virginia Commonwealth, Virginia, Providence, UCLA, Seton Hall and URI, but it seemed a near-lock all along that he would eventually take his talents to Storrs.
Enoch joins Roxbury, Massachusetts point guard Jalen Adams as the Huskies’ two Class of 2015 commits so far. UConn will have at least one more scholarship to fill for next season.