"Coach Calhoun Is An Awesome Coach"

Andrew Bynum took a visit to Storrs, Connecticut this past weekend

It's a big weekend for the University of Connecticut basketball program this weekend. Part I of the big men visits has been completed. Its mission was successful, according to Andrew Bynum's family.

His brother, Corey, said Andrew and his family had a great time. "Coach Calhoun is an awesome coach," he said. "The school is awesome. We had a ball."

Bynum, a 7-foot-center from St. Joe's in New Jersey, was followed around the July evaluation period pretty consistently by the Connecticut staff. "Coach Calhoun is a great guy," said Corey. "He showed us a videotape of some of the players that are currently there. They basically had answered most of our questions with the presentation."

Andrew, who played this past summer for the New Jersey All Stars, is just 16 years old and heading into his senior season at St. Joe's. He has a great deal of upside to his game and can thump home almost every shot within 3-5 feet of the basket.

There is stiff competition for the services of Bynum. "Andrew is visiting Georgia on October 1st for the football game (against LSU)," Corey said. "And he will visit North Carolina on October 15th for Midnight Madness. It should be alot of fun going to those trips too."

Rutgers is also on the list along with Georgia Tech and Georgetown. "We haven't set up any more visits so far," Corey said. "The schools are all coming in for in home visits too. So we will see how that works out before any more visits are scheduled."

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