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SI predicts the top 10 high-impact freshmen for 2015-16
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SI predicts the top 10 high-impact freshmen for 2015-16
Tuesday September 1st, 2015

Four-star power forward Juwan Durham verbally committed to UConn, he announced on Tuesday.

Rivals.com rates the Tampa Prep (Fla.) star No. 27 overall in the 2016 class. The 6'9" Durham visited the UConn campus over the weekend and came away impressed enough to pledge his services to head coach Kevin Ollie and the Huskies.

Durham had tweeted on Monday that he planned to announce a list of his final five schools later in the week, but instead skipped that step entirely and made the commitment. A sought-after high-major prospect, his other offers included Florida, Louisville, Miami, Texas and Villanova.

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With a frame that promises to fill out, long limbs and great mobility, Durham is still developing his offensive skill set but has the ability to be an impactful rebounder and shot-blocker early in his college career. He’s an above-average shooter for his position and has a chance to make a difference on both sides of the ball long-term. He makes sense as a fit for UConn’s guard-driven offense as a player who doesn’t need the ball in his hands to make an impact.

Durham joins four-star point guard Alterique Gilbert (Lithonia, Ga.) and three-star power forward Mamadou Diarra (Queens, N.Y.) as the third member of UConn’s 2016 class.

 

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