Top recruit Daniel Hamilton chooses UConn


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: