Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Terrence Samuel, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Brooklyn South Shore, verbally committed to UConn Sunday.
“It’s a great academic and basketball program,” Samuel told SNY.tv.
Samuel joins 6-foot-9 Long Island Lutheran forward Kentan Facey in UConn’s 2013 recruiting class.
Samuel and Facey follow former Christ the King shooting guard Omar Calhoun in terms of New York prospects committing to the Huskies in the last two years.
“[Samuel] is a throwback, he’s a point guard, he’s pass-first point guard who looks to make other people better,” New York recruiting expert Tom Konchalski said. “He plays for result rather than for effect.”
He added: “Obviously, UCOnn is gearing their recruiting to the New York area. They have three in two classes from the New York area. When was the last they’ve done that?”
The Huskies are banned from the 2013 postseason, but the ban will not affect Facey and Samuel.
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.