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UConn picks up a commitment from JuCo point guard Sam Cassell Jr.

Kevin Ollie

Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie speaks at Husky Day at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, April 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)


UConn made a nice pickup on Wednesday morning as Sam Cassell Jr. announced that he had committed to Kevin Ollie and the Huskies.

“Blessed to say that I have committed to the University of Connecticut,” Cassell tweeted.

Cassell is, obviously, the son of former NBA star Sam Cassell. Originally a Maryland-signee, Cassell was a non-qualifier coming out of Notre Dame Prep. He’s spent the past two years at Chipola Junior College down in Tallahassee.

With Shabazz Napier graduating after the season and Ryan Boatright scheduled to be a senior in 2014-2015, UConn needed a ball-handler out of this class, and they got one. Coming out of high school, Cassell was the No. 146 player in the Class of 2012.

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