In the never-ending recruiting game, UConn landed two more big-time players on Monday. The school has received letters of intent from 6-2 guard Jalen Adams (Roxbury, Mass.) and forward Steve Enoch (Norwalk, Conn.).
“We’re very excited to have both these young men coming into our program,” Ollie said. “Not only are they quality basketball players, but quality people and outstanding student-athletes. I know they will be great additions to our UConn family.”
Adams, who attends Brewster Academy (N.H), is ranked 25th in ESPN's Top 100 recruits. He announced last week on Twitter that he had every intention of coming to Storrs. Enoch, who attends St. Thomas More School, is 98th.
Meanwhile, UConn senior point guard Ryan Boatright is among the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 players, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Monday.
More details via the press release:
Many of last year’s NCAA Tournament stars were chosen to the Top 50, including Boatright, an All-Final Four team selection in 2014 when he helped lead his team to the NCAA title; three players from a Kentucky squad that fell to the Huskies in the title game, Willie Cauley-Stein, Aaron Harrison, and Andrew Harrison; Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky, the MVP of the 2014 West Regional; and Florida’s Michael Frazier II. Other returners of note include Tyler Haws of BYU, the nation’s No. 2 returning scorer (23.2 ppg), and Wichita State point guard Fred VanVleet, the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year.
Seven freshmen were named to the team: Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre, Jr. of Kansas; Stanley Johnson of Arizona, a high school Wooden Award honoree in 2014; Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor of Duke; Karl-Anthony Towns of Kansas; and Myles Turner of Texas.
The list will be pared down to 25 players in January and 15 players will be put on a ballot during the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament and a Wooden Award All-American Team will be announced during the week of the Elite Eight.