UConn Strikes In 2011

Maurice Harkless, a junior forward is off the board as of Wednesday.

Junior Maurice Harkless is off the board.

The 6-foot-7 small forward out of Queens (N.Y.) Forest Hills, committed to the Connecticut Huskies after heavily considering St. John's and Seton Hall.

"The coaches were very welcoming," Harkless said on SNY.TV Wednesday afternoon. "It's a nice environment; I love the school."

Harkless visited UConn unofficially last month and word began to spread of an impending commitment. Over the weekend, he scored 21 points in his first game of the season and is a pre-season all-city selection.

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