New head coach Larry Krystkowiak didn't take long to find some help for next season, as the Utes have signed 6-foot-0, 190-pound Bowie (Md.) Princeton Day Academy 2011 point guard Kareem Storey.
After picking up offers from Nebraska, St. Bonaventure and South Florida, Storey picked up an additional offer from Utah, which led to an official visit.
"The assistant coach, Coach (DeMarlo) Slocum, he was at Colorado State and ended up taking a job at Utah," Storey said. "He told me to come down and see if I liked it. When I went down there, I liked it a lot."
Upon arriving in Utah, it didn't take Storey long before he made a decision.
"They told me it would be a good opportunity for me to go there and see the campus," he said. "I went down there and loved it so I committed there. I signed with Utah."
Storey had numerous reasons for choosing Utah and is excited about the chance he'll get to step right in and contribute next season.
"I think it's a great opportunity," he said. "It will be a great experience playing with other high level players, coming out and competing every night. I think it's going to be fun."
Utah will be getting a player that is going to push tempo, Storey says.
"I like to push the ball on makes and misses and get easy scoring opportunities for me and my teammates," he said. "I love to play defense on the opposing team's best player."
Utah also recently landed 6-foot-4, 190-pound 2011 shooting guard Cedric Martin of Baytown (Texas) Lee College.
Utah signs 2011 point guard
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