Quincy Poindexter to Make Official Visit

The University of Connecticut men's basketball program is starting to set its fall schedule for official visits from recruits.

The first player to be penciled in to visit Storrs is Quincy Pondexter, a 6-foot-6, 180-pound swingman from San Joaquin High in Fresno, Calif.  Pondexter will visit the coach Jim Calhoun's program the weekend of Sept. 2-4.  Pondexter is also getting strong interest from Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia Tech, Oregon and Washington.


Spencer Hawes, a prized 6-11, 225-pund center/power forward from Seattle, has UConn in his final list of five schools and is expected to visit with the Huskies in September.


Hawes, who has been compared to Kevin McHale because of his ability in the post and facing the basket, has already scheduled an official visit to North Carolina the weekend of Sept. 16-18 and is also interested in Washington, UCLA and Stanford. UConn assistant Tom Moore is the lead recruiter for both Pondexter and Hawes.


Also expected to visit in September are Alex Stephenson and Deon Thompson, two sought-after power forwards from California. The 6-10 Stephenson plays at Harvard Westlake High in Studio City, Calif. while Thompson is from Torrance, Calif. UConn assistant Andre LaFleur is the lead recruiter for both Stephenson and Thompson.


The Huskies have received three oral commitments for the 2006-07 season thus far and are in the hunt for four more. Ramar Smith, a 6-2 guard from Detroit, and New York City products Curtis Kelly, a 6-9 forward, and Will Harris, a 6-6 wing, have already committed.


Scholastic and prep school players can begin making official visits when their academic years at their respective schools begin.

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