UConn Spices Up Frontcourt

Jim Calhoun earned his third commitment of the season. Cleveland Melvin gave the Huskies his word on Thursday.

The Connecticut Huskies received a commitment from a guy who plays the game hard, with athleticism and presence in the paint. Cleveland Melvin, a 6-foot-7 power forward out of Baltimore via Fitchburg (Mass.) Notre Dame Prep, committed to Jim Calhoun's program on Thursday.

Melvin's final choices were the Huskies, Seton Hall, Memphis and South Florida.

"I think he visited there two weeks ago and unofficially for Midnight Madness," Cecil Kirk coach Anthony Lewis told Scout.com. "They began to really get after him during Midnight Madness. He had other visits lined up and then he made his choice."

Melvin was part of Lake Clifton's 2009 state championship team. He brings a warrior approach and the ability to punish rims. Lewis sees a special athlete, ala former St. John's insider Anthony Glover.

"He has that freakish athleticism that does not come around. When you have that type of athleticism, everything else comes really easy. He's also going to be a very good perimeter player."

Melvin will sign his national letter of intent in the spring.


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