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: provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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