Big East Program Locks Down Haralson

Think of Scottie Haralson as a skilled craftsman. His trade – shooting the basketball from deep – is always in demand. On Friday night, a national power moved swiftly to secure his pledge.

The Connecticut Huskies found a piece to their recruiting puzzle Friday night.

Scottie Haralson, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard is headed to Connecticut. In search of perimeter firepower, Jim Calhoun's charges went South to Provine High in Jackson, Miss.

After a pair of viewings, UConn was convinced it had its man. "They came down twice and I scored 31 in the first game and in the second game I had 34," Haralson said. In those contests Haralson drilled 9 and 7 3-pointers, respectively.

Haralson knows his role. He makes 3-pointers and he's capable of going on big runs. "They said I was going to be able to come in and shoot. They need some shooters and I could come in right away and light it up for them. I'm trying to add some more stuff to my game."

Auburn offered Haralson and while other high major programs showed interest, mid-majors lined up en masse to secure a pledge. UConn simply had a need and moved swiftly to lock down their man.

There's a school of thought in Storrs that Haralson could potentially give the team the kind of lift Rashad Anderson once provided Calhoun's club.

Haralson is averaging 25 points a game this season. Haralson will visits Storrs once his season ends.

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