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Friday / September 21.
  • UConn hosting Brendan Adams, Tarin Smith and Kassoum Yakwe on official visits

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    UConn has a big recruiting weekend on tap.

    Dan Hurley’s program this weekend will host Brendan Adams, Tarin Smith and Kassoum Yakwe on official visits, sources said.

    The 6-foot-4 Adams is a point guard who initially committed to Hurley at Rhode Island, but obtained his release after Hurley took the UConn job. He is the younger brother of former St. Bonaventure guard Jaylen Adams. Xavier and Seton Hall are also reportedly involved.

    The 6-2 Smith is a Duquesne transfer who averaged 12.4 points per game last season. He played for Bob Hurley Sr. at St. Anthony’s and also spent a year at Nebraska when current UConn assistant Kenya Hunter was on staff.

    The 6-7 Yakwe is transferring from St. John’s after averaging just 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds last season. He averaged 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds as a freshman.

    Both Smith and Yakwe are graduate transfers who would be immediately eligible.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.