UConn has secured verbal commitments from Kentan Facey and Terrence Samuel, but the rest of 2013 class remains a mystery. The Huskies will be looking to fill at least two more spots in the class. Let’s examine the current targets:
*Noah Vonleh, 6-9 F, Haverhill, Mass.: The Huskies have serious competition when it comes to Vonleh, a versatile forward capable of playing three positions. He has visits scheduled to Indiana and Ohio State, according to SNY’s Adam Zagoria, and is also considering Syracuse, UConn, Georgetown and North Carolina. Vonleh, a consensus top 10 player nationally, would be an enormous get for Kevin Ollie and Co.
*Brandon Austin, 6-5 G, Philadelphia: A long, lean guard capable of playing both backcourt spots, Austin has received high major interest after de-committing from Penn State. He’s already visited Providence, UConn and Texas. He’s also considering Temple, Florida, Xavier and UCLA, according to Zagoria.
*Jordan Bell, 6-7 F, Long Beach, Calif.: Bell, a high-riser and dynamic shotblocker, was scheduled to visit campus this weekend, but he said the trip was canceled because he hasn’t yet taken the SAT (he intends to do so on Dec. 1). His AAU team, the Compton Magic, tweeted on Nov. 1 that Bell was “down to Auburn and Oregon.” About an hour before that tweet went out, Bell told me he’s still considering UConn.
*Isaac Hamilton, 6-4 G, Los Angeles: Hamilton has excluded UConn from his “top five,” but as we all know, those lists don’t mean much. The Hartford Courant’s Dom Amore reported that Ollie contacted Hamilton, a smooth 6-foot-4 scoring guard, while in California. Hamilton is ranked as the nation’s 27h best player by Scout.com.