UConn basketball already found success with one guard from Roxbury, Mass., so why not try another one?
Jalen Adams verbally committed Monday morning to attend UConn in 2015. A call placed to Adams’ AAU coach Vin Pastore was not returned for comment.
Adams later tweeted: “I Have Officially Decided That I Will Continue To Pursue My Dream At The University Of Connecticut And Play For Coach Kevin Ollie
The other guard from Roxbury, Shabazz Napier, went on to win two national titles with the Huskies before being taken 24th overall in last week’s NBA Draft by the Miami Heat.
Adams, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, is heading into his senior season at Cushing Academy. He ranks 33rd on ESPN’s Top 100 recruit list. He was also being recruited by multiple other schools, including Kansas and Louisville.
Adams is the second member of the 2015 class, joining point guard Will Jackson, from Georgia. Guard Prince Ali was also supposed to be part of the class, but reopened his recruiting process last month.
The Huskies are expected to have at least two other available scholarships for 2015.