Adrien To The Big East

Jeff Adrien's secret is out of the bag. On Wednesday night, it finally made its way out. He's going to play in the Big East.

Jeff Adrien, a 6-foot-6 power forward out of Brewster Academy in Massachusetts, committed to the defending national champion Connecticut Huskies Wednesday night after considering Pittsburgh and a host of others.

"I think I'll go in and play some minutes against the top players in college basketball right away and I'm ready to make an impact," Adrien said.

Just this week he visited Pittsburgh unofficially and rumors had swirled that he was close to committing to the Huskies earlier in the week. In the end, UConn was where his heart was.

"They're both good schools but I wanted to stay close to home and wanted a chance to play for Jim Calhoun," Adrien said. "This was a dream come true for me. I wanted to play for UConn growing up."

Adrien became an important recruit for the Huskies and Panthers. Kansas, upon seeing him in July, offered a scholarship and was hoping for a visit. July was a huge month for this 5th year prep standout. He's a no-non-sense type player who does the dirty work inside and battles much tougher than his size.

Adrien will be ranked among the Top 75 players in the country when our new rankings debut this week.

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