Report: UConn not on list of schools former Fairfield Prep star Paschal Chukwu is considering

(WTNH)–Former Fairfield Prep star and Connecticut basketball Player of the Year Paschal Chukwu is considering a number of big name schools after deciding to transfer from Providence, according to a report from

Unfortunately for Huskies fans though, UConn doesn’t appear to be one of them.

CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported last week that the 7-2, 226-pound rising sophomore had decided to transfer from PC, where he was recruited by former Fairfield University head coach Ed Cooley. On Tuesday, Rothstein cited anonymous sources in saying that Kansas, Virginia, Nebraska and Michigan State were the schools in the running for Chukwu.

The big man came to Connecticut from Nigeria as a high schooler, and lived in Westport while attending Trinity Catholic and then Fairfield Prep. UConn head coach Kevin Ollie sent out some feelers to him during the recruiting process, but the Huskies were never considered a serious candidate to land him.

Chukwu averaged just 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 10 minutes per game as a freshman last season. He was expected to start for the Friars next year, and many college coaches believe he has the potential to be an NBA lottery pick. 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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