Another Senior Decides

Tyler Olander is all set to play in the Big East. Hometown Connecticut wrapped up its recruitment of him on Thursday.

Once Tyler Olander headed home to Storrs (Conn.) E.O. Smith and decided to not take a prep season, the senior power forward became one of the hottest frontcourt players in the country.

Earlier this week, the Connecticut Huskies made the decision to push for his services and on Thursday he picked the Huskies after listening to pitches from Virginia, Florida and Wake Forest.

Olander, a 6-foot-9 big man, attends Smith High School and could probably see Gampel Pavilion from his gym glass. The Huskies were a natural fit for the athletic big man who starred at the Reebok All-American Camp last summer.

"I like that it's close to home and my family can come to every game," Olander said. "I grew up here and it's where I'm most comfortable."

The Huskies own commitments from Top 100 talents Roscoe Smith, Jeremy Lamb, Michael Bradley and now Olander.

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