First it was about whether or not Kevin Ollie could fill the shoes of Jim Calhoun. Then it was whether or not the Connecticut Huskies actually wanted Ollie as their head coach. After that it was if Ollie could win games. Shortly thereafter, though, he won a National Championship. However, because haters hate, then it was if the mustached man could recruit at a high level and if he only won the National Championship because the roster was filled with Calhoun’s players. Now, finally, we have some more proof to implant Kevin Ollie as the best thing in Storrs, Connecticut other than that tropical weather or something, as 2015 prospect Jalen Adams has committed to play to play for UConn.
Jalen Adams just committed to Connecticut, per his AAU coach Vinny Pastore.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) June 30, 2014
A 6’2″, 170-pound point guard, Adams chose UConn over Creighton, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Minnesota, Providence, Rhode Island and Tennessee (just to name a few).
With the Huskies’ roster losing a lot of talent from last year’s NCAA Championship team and a more unproven roster likely to be in place when Adams gets on campus in 2015, it is safe to assume that he will be a pretty important part to the 2015 version of the Huskies.
Adams, himself, took to Twitter to make the announcement while Jeff Goodman chimed in on his standing in the 2015 class as well:
No. 33 in 2015 Class. RT @JalenAdams25: I Have Officially Decided That I Will Continue To Pursue My Dream At The University Of Connecticut.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 30, 2014
This is obviously a big get for the program and should help put the weird, uneducated thoughts on Ollie’s abilities as a head coach go away.
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