An update on UConn’s recruiting targets in 2013 and 2014:
Kendal Harris, PG, Richardson, Tex. — It’s no guarantee that Harris, a former USC commit, ends up choosing a new school. According to Jerry Meyer of 24/7 sports, Harris will wait to see who the Trojans hire as Kevin O’Neill’s replacement before making a decision. The 6-foot-4 Harris, considered the No. 2 available point guard by Scout.com, has been contacted by UConn, Texas, Texas A&M, Miami, Missouri, Providence, Xavier, Baylor, Auburn, Texas Tech, Arizona St., LSU, Virginia, Oregon, Houston, Creighton, Washington State and TCU, according to Meyer. Expect UConn to make a strong push here. The Huskies need to add one more guard in the event that either Ryan Boatright or Shabazz Napier goes pro.
Travis Jorgenson, PG, Columbia, Mo. — After decommitting from Missouri, Jorgenson has reopened his recruitment. The 6-foot guard is considered a premier ballhandler and playmaker. He plays his high school ball with Noah Vonleh, an Indiana commit who was heavily pursued by UConn.
There are a good number of prospects that UConn has targeted: Kevin Ollie was recently in Chicago to check out Jahlil Okafor, the No. 1 center in the class. He’s also watched Leron Black, a Baylor decommit. The Boston duo of Abdul Malik Abu and Jared Terrell is a possibility, as is California wing Shaqquan Aaron. Here’s a look at the recent exploits of some other 2014 targets.
Paschal Chukwu, C, Fairfield, Conn. — The 7-footer scored 16 points, grabbed 13 boards and swatted six shots to propel No. 2 Fairfield Prep to a 57-52 win at No. 1 Hillhouse Tuesday night. Ollie has watched Chukwu on several occasions this winter.
Ahmed Hill, G, Augusta, Ga. — Among the nation’s top shooting guards, the bouncy 6-foot-5 Hill cracked the 2,000 point barrier Tuesday. The scary thing: He still has one year left.