Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Andre Drummond to UConn

One of the nation's top recruits for the 2012 season has reclassified and is now going to play for the Huskies this winter. With the addition of Drummond to an already young but talented roster the Huskies look to get back on top of the College Basketball world.

Drummond playing some AAU ball
Drummond decided to stay in the northeast despite other offers from the likes of Kentucky, Louisville, Georgetown, Duke, Pittsburgh and many others.

The 6'10, 260 pound center is a huge addition as UConn looks to win back to back National Titles. The addition of Drummond should put the Huskies securely in the preseason Top 5 with the likes of North Carolina, Ohio St and Kentucky.

Despite this good news the Huskies also have some problems for the upcoming season.

UConn can't replace All American Kemba Walker and will need to find a new leader. Walker was the leader from their Maui Championship all the way to the National Championship but decided to skip his senior season and head to the NBA, where he was drafted 9th overall in June. There is also a lot of are uncertainty about Jim Calhoun's status and whether he will be able to coach this upcoming season.

Jeremy Lamb will be the star while Shabazz Napier and Roscoe Smith look to contribute early and often.  Drummond will likely compete with last years starter Alex Oriakhi for time down in the low post.

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