Connecticut Huskies: No. 2 Big East, No. 20 Nation
Adama Sanogo – 6’9 / 250 C
When a player is this size and has this type of motor the sky could potentially be the limit for his development. As you can imagine, Sanogo is great at setting a solid screen, he is not the immediate option once the ball-handler comes off his screen, but if he does manage to get into the paint, he is a big target. His rebounding will carry over to the Big East as will his ability to run the floor in comparison to other power forwards and centers.
Javonte Brown- Ferguson – 6’11 / 230 C
Hopefully, Dan Hurley can find a way to get both his new centers on the court at the same time, for what one lacks the other possesses. During his time at Thornlea Secondary School, the four-star center managed to play a non-physical game, something that will be difficult to do in the Big East. When you have a mid-range jumper as Brown-Ferguson has, there is no need to bang in the paint. Brown -Furguson is a talent that will be an NBA pick one day, especially if he keeps developing like he has every year in high school
Andre Jackson – 6’6 / 195 SF
To fully understand how good of a basketball player Andre Jackson has been at Albany High School one needs to watch him actually play, as opposed to his highlights. Ranked number 50 on the Recruiting Services Consensus Index (RSCI) Jackson is a ‘4D’ threat on offense. He is prone to dribble, drive, draw, and dish, while at any point can choose one over the others. While running the Albany offense, he would find the shooters in the corner or the big body in the paint. Between his passing and his ability to guard the perimeter and the post, Jackson does not need to score to dominate a basketball game.