New York City guard commits to Huskies

UConn has received a verbal commitment from another New York basketball standout.

Terrence Samuel, a 6-foot-4 point guard out of South Shore High School in Brooklyn, announced Sunday that he will attend UConn, according to multiple reports.

"UConn was my dream school," Samuel told the New York Post. "I watched them on TV, I watched them play football. I loved everything about them."

Samuel visited the Storrs campus on Aug. 24. He also considered Rhode Island, Tennessee and Pittsburgh.

He is the second member of the 2013 recruiting class to give the Huskies a commitment. Kentan Facey, an AAU teammate on The Rens and Long Island Lutheran forward, also is headed to Storrs after making a decision last month.

The Huskies have enjoyed success recruiting point guards out of the New York City area. Kemba Walker and Taliek Brown both led UConn to a national championship during their careers.

Freshman Omar Calhoun, who played at Christ the King in New York, will likely contend for a starting job this season.

Samuel helped turn around a struggling South Shore program, leading the Vikings to consecutive PSAL Class AA quarterfinal berths.

"It's very exciting and and I'm honored to get this opportunity," Samuel told the Post.

- Gavin Keefe

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