UConn target, point guard Alterique Gilbert to announce college decision Saturday

(WTNH)–If there’s been one constant with UConn men’s basketball in the past few years, it’s that the Huskies have relied on the play of a great point guard.

The most ardent UConn fans already know that Jalen Adams is the Point Guard of the Future (right guys?), as the Huskies commit and No. 33-ranked player in the country by ESPN.com is set to crash the backcourt next season.

But on Saturday, UConn’s backcourt may get yet another boost, as UConn target and top national recruit Alterique Gilbert is set to announce his college decision.

Gilbert, a native of Lithonia, Ga., is ranked as the No. 23 player in the Class of 2016 by ESPN. He’s 6-1, 170 pounds, and according to his MaxPreps highlight video, looks like he has excellent handle, a willingness to drive to the basket, and good court vision (see above).

He averaged 18.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 5.3 steals as a junior at Miller Grove High School in Georgia last season.

Gilbert has already narrowed his list to Connecticut, Illinois, Louisville, Syracuse and Texas. He’s only taken one official visit, and that was to Storrs.

The Huskies will lose at least two guards at the end of next season, as graduate transfer Sterling Gibbs and Omar Calhoun will be seniors.

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