2013 Forward Kentan Facey Commits to UCONN

Kentan Facey, one of the top forwards in the Class of 2013, has verbally committed to UConn. The 6-9 forward enrolled at Long Island Lutheran (NY) High School after leaving his native country of Jamaica to come to the states. This is a big get for Jim Calhoun and Co., especially with a postseason ban looming over the program. More details, via the New York Post: “‘That was the only school I knew anything about when I came to the states,’ Facey recalled. ‘I was always a UConn fan, I always liked UConn.’ Soon, he will be a part of Jim Calhoun’s prestigious program. Hours after taking an unofficial visit with AAU coach Karriem Memminger to the Big East school, Facey verbally committed to UConn, cutting short what figured to be a long recruiting journey.  During the visit, Facey met with school president, Susan Herbst, who eased his concerns about UConn’s ban from postseason play for poor classroom performance and the future of the 70-year-old Calhoun, who just underwent hip surgery and has two years left on his contract. Herbst expects it to last just this coming season and she has brought in a new academic team to work with the players, a bonus for the academically-focused standout who plans to major in civil engineering. ‘The president cleared up any doubt I had about the ban with the team,’ he said.”