UConn looks to add scorers

With the late-season signing of DeAndre Daniels and the early 2012 commitment of Omar Calhoun, UConn is already well-positioned to reload should Jeremy Lamb opt for the 2012 NBA draft.

Despite the apparent depth, UConn continues to recruit backcourt and wing players and would seem to be well-positioned to land another top prospect.

They've received multiple visits over the past year from Providence native and one-time Providence commit Ricardo Ledo.

At 6-6 and a plus-athlete, Ledo has terrific size for a scoring guard. He's a difficult matchup for a defense and adding Scout's top-ranked shooting guard would give UConn another long, fast player on a roster filled with them.

Ledo still has a long list of schools, but conventional wisdom holds that Providence, Kentucky and UConn lead a herd of contenders.

UConn is also involved with 6-8, 200-pound Alex Poythress, out of Tennessee. Poythress is more of a small forward than Ledo, but is certainly talented enough to carve out playing time wherever he opts to go.

He's another run-and-jump athlete who would be an excellent fit in the UConn system. He's more of a perimeter player at this stage, but, given his size and his frame, he'd be well-served to develop a back-to-the-basket game.

It's hard to speculate exactly where UConn ranks with Poythress. The style of play is certainly a fit, but Poythress is out of an area that UConn has not typically had recruit success in.

Tennessee, Louisville and Duke are all involved to some degree.

UConn has had more success recruiting players out of Kris Dunn's stomping grounds. And they should, given that Dunn's a Connecticut resident. Of particular interest to UConn is Dunn's rumored close friendship with another top target, Andre Drummond.

Dunn is one of a handful of players who has seen their reputations sky-rocket during the late spring tourney and camp season.

Dunn's a 6-3 combo guard with a solid mid-range game and the ability to play both backcourt positions. He would seem to ultimately project as a point guard at the college-level.

Prior to June, his major offers were from UConn, Providence and Rhode Island, he has started to draw interest from a host of Big East and ACC schools since then.

Dunn is not planning on starting his official visits until some time after July.

As should have been expected, after the commitment of Omar Calhoun, UConn's list of backcourt prospects started to contract.

While Gabe York, Katin Reinhardt, Charles Mann and others, had been involved with UConn prior to the Calhoun verbal, it seems that the mutual interest is no longer there.


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