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Incoming freshman Terrence Samuel cleared, will play in 2013-14

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UConn commit Terrence Samuel was cleared Wednesday and can enroll for the upcoming fall semester, a source told Hearst Connecticut.

Samuel, a physical 6-foot-4 point guard, missed the entire summer while taking an additional high school course. He has apparently satisfied the enrollment requirements and will be on-campus next week for the beginning of the semester.

A Brooklyn native, Samuel joins perhaps the nation’s most talented backcourt. He’ll vie for minutes behind Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright, Omar Calhoun and George Washington transfer Lasan Kromah, a 6-foot-5 defensive stopper.

Samuel’s AAU teammate, Kentan Facey, is still awaiting clearance. Facey under review because the NCAA believes his “eligibility clock” may have started ticking, a source said. A long 6-foot-9 forward, Facey transferred from Jamaica at age 16 and spent three years in U.S. high schools. The timetable for a decision on his eligibility is unknown.

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