(WTNH)–The Fab Five’s got nothing on Kevin Ollie.
Jalen Rose, one of the members of Michigan’s group of famous freshmen that shook up the college basketball world in the early ’90s, said on ESPN’s broadcast of the McDonald’s All-American Game Wednesday that if he was coming out of high school today, he’d choose Connecticut.
“I would go to UConn,” Rose said. “Kevin Ollie. I would be impressed by his long tenure in the league, and also he’s already won a championship very early.”
“There’s so many great coaches in college basketball that have been at their school 20-25 years, and [haven’t] won a championship,” he added.
Ollie clearly has earned the respect of high school stars, having landed the No. 3 recruiting class in the country for 2016, including McDonald’s All-American point guard Alterique Gilbert.
6-8 forward Vance Jackson, 6-9 sharpshooter Juwan Durham, and 6-8 power forward Mamadou Diarra will join Gilbert in Storrs next season.
Only Michigan State and Duke have higher-ranked classes, according to ESPN.