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Paul Scruggs talks his official visit to Connecticut

Paul Scruggs completed his weekend visit to AAC power Connecticut on Sunday, and the Huskies made an impression on the four-star combo guard.

Four-star combo guard Paul Scruggs made his long awaited second official visit over the weekend. Scruggs, who made an earlier official visit to Xavier as well as an unofficial to Indiana, made the trip to Connecticut to visit Kevin Ollie and the Huskies program.

For Scruggs one of the main reasons why he decided to consider UConn, the only program he is considering outside of the Midwest, is because of the presence of Ollie on campus and his history coaching point guards as well as playing the position.

“Coach Ollie and his staff were great,” said Scruggs. “It was good to get to know them and I feel he could be a great mentor to me if I went to school there.”

Unlike the rest of the schools on his list, Scruggs had never been to Connecticut before. Because of that this visit was different than the others, and it definitely left a good impression.

“My first experience was a great one,” said Scruggs. “The whole team was really cool, and they seemed like a big family.”

Scruggs has maintained a desire to play the point guard position in college, and though he is still adjusting to being a full time floor general, the Huskies say he could thrive in their system.

“They say that they want to use me as a point guard and they like my motor,” explained Scruggs. “They feel that because of how I grind and how I work that I can be a great player there.”

Scruggs is beginning to wind down his previously scheduled visits. The only remaining trip that has been scheduled is next weekend to Illinois. Also it remains possible that he could make return visits to Indiana or Xavier as well as a visit to Michigan State, but nothing has been decided in that regard.

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