As of last week, the Huskies had a solid incoming recruiting class: power forward Kentan Facey, shooting hard Terrence Samuel, and raw but athletic center Amidah Brimah. And now, 6-5 Lasan Kromah, a George Washington University transfer, joins the group.
Kromah played for Karl Hobbs at GW, who now serves as an assistant on UConn's staff. And because Kromah has graduated from GW, he's eligible immediately to play for the Huskies (in much the same way RJ Evans did last season).
The Hartford Courant's Dom Amore recently spoke with Kromah, who expects to help a Huskies team coming off 20 wins and heads into next season returning all five starters.
“I can score, I can rebound,” Kromah said, “with my athletic ability, my size, my length, I feel like I can be a game-changer … an impact player.”
Kromah's relationship with Hobbs certainly had something to do with the two sides coming together, but it also required a little luck.
“UConn told me, if they had a scholarship available, they’d be interested,” the guard said, “fortunately, a scholarship came open.”
Fortunate for Kromah, less so for Enosch Wolf. The 7-1 center from Germany was suspended earlier this year after being arrested following an altercation with a female student. The school recently lifted that suspension. And while Wolf can return to the team, it will be as a walk-on; his scholarship, as you may have reasoned by now, went to Kromah.
“I just got a good vibe when I was there,” Kromah told Amore, “talking to coach Ollie and a lot of the players. I just felt comfortable.”
And now he joins already potent backcourt and gives the Huskies even more experience.