The future was already looking promising for the UConn men’s basketball team.
Despite a forced exile from the Big East, the Huskies are set to return all five starters from last season’s 20-win team, and are bringing in an impressive recruiting class.
And the good news keeps on coming.
Top recruit Daniel Hamilton, a 6-6 shooting guard from Los Angeles, has committed to UConn for the 2014-15 season.
Hamilton is a high school junior and is ranked No. 27 on ESPN’s list of prospects in the 2014 class. He starred at St. John Bosco High School in LA last season.
The 6-6 guard visited UConn last weekend and chose the Huskies over a list of schools that included Cal, Houston, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, TCU, UNLV and UTEP.
Huskies head coach Kevin Ollie is a native of Los Angeles, and may be able to use his California connections to lure prospects east.
UConn has landed several players from California in the past, including all-time assists per game leader Marcus Williams, and current small forward DeAndre Daniels.
Hamilton will join 2012 McDonald’s All-American Rodney Purvis, who transferred from NC State, on the team in 2014.
Check out some of his high school highlights below: