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Omar Calhoun commits to UConn

Posted on: June 10, 2011 9:38 am
Edited on: June 10, 2011 10:16 am
 

By Jeff Borzello

Omar Calhoun took a surprise visit to Connecticut’s campus on Thursday afternoon, and the rising high school senior clearly liked what he saw.

Friday, Calhoun – no relation to the Huskies’ head coach – committed to UConn.

"After spending time with coach [Jim] Calhoun and the rest of the coaching staff, we felt it was a place we needed to be," Omar Calhoun Sr. told CBSSports.com.  

Calhoun, who trimmed his list to nine schools on Thursday, chose the Huskies over North Carolina, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Villanova, West Virginia, Seton Hall, Maryland and Georgetown.

When asked what put UConn over the top, Calhoun Sr. responded: "A national championship." 

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Christ the King (N.Y.) led the NIKE EYBL in scoring over the past two months, averaging 25.0 points in 15 games. He put in 38 points in one game, and dropped 31 in another.

Calhoun has deep range on his outside shots and is absolutely lethal on pull-up jumpers from inside the arc. He can also beat defenders and finish at the rim. When watching him, it doesn’t seen as if Calhoun is taking over a game, yet he manages to fill it up while letting the game come to him. He also continues to improve his athleticism, while his strength allows him to be a solid on-ball defender.

"He believes he fits well," Calhoun Sr. said. "Coach Calhoun has had a tremendous amount of success with NYC guards." 

Calhoun is Connecticut’s first commitment for 2012, although the Huskies received a 2011 commitment from DeAndre Daniels earlier in the week.

Comments

Since: Jun 13, 2011
Posted on: June 13, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Omar Calhoun commits to UConn

DISAGREEING WITH AN OPPONENTS CHOICES ISNT HATE AS LONG AS YOU DONT ATTACK THE INDIVIDUAL HIM/HERSELF. I USED TO HATE LOUISVILLE TILL PITINO TOOK OVER BUT I ONLY SLIGHTLY DISLIKE THEM NOW AND ONLY WHEN THEY ARE PLAYING UK. I DONT DISLIKE THE PLAYERS JUST THE TEAM BECAAUSE THAY ARE TRYING TO BEAT MY BELOVED WILDCATS. ITS OK IF DUKE FANS HATE NORTH CAROLINA AND VICE VERSA. KEEP THE HATE FOR INDIVIDUALS LIMITED TO THE TERRORISTS THAT KILL THE INNOCENT.



Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: June 12, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Omar Calhoun commits to UConn

I love how all of you haters keep hating. YOU are still dwelling on a situation where the kid in question never even stepped on the court in a agme let a lone practice. That's all you haters have is the fact that we probably whopped your tesm A$$ on our way to a 3RD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP! If you don't like it watch another sport.



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Omar Calhoun commits to UConn

Clearly he is getting compensated somehow.  How much is UCon paying this player?



Since: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 10:38 am
 

Omar Calhoun commits to UConn

Omar won't be sorry when he's cutting down the nets a few times and playing in the NBA... Pretty smart choice I must say... Why would he go to Pitt when they don't produce anyone and choke come tourny time year after year.  Calipari can't coach he can just recruit, and Roy's a "crook" that coaches in an extremely week ACC


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Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 10:14 am
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Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posted on: June 10, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Omar Calhoun commits to UConn

whoa! 

uconn's got another star!  



Since: Dec 12, 2009
Posted on: June 10, 2011 5:36 pm
 

Omar Calhoun commits to UConn

UCONN!!!!!!!Cool



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Omar Calhoun commits to UConn

great choice OMAR!!!! I graduated in 2000 and I watch every single Uconn game every single season... Can't wait to see you on the floor!



Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: June 10, 2011 11:46 am
 

Omar Calhoun commits to UConn

Great news for Jim and great choice by Omar. Does anyone know how tall he really is? This article says 6-foot-5 but ESPN says 6-foot-3.
Incredible recruiting week for the Huskies especially considering Calhoun hasn't committed to coming back yet. 



Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2011 10:12 am
 

Omar Calhoun commits to UConn

An NC is sweet.  See what it does for you.  Calhoun is the man....both of em. 


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