Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cheek in, Hamilton out of Elite Camp

It looks like Dominic Cheek, the 6-foot-5 guard out of St. Anthony's High in New Jersey who is's No. 3-rated shooting guard in the Class of 2009, will be attending Jim Calhoun's elite camp on Sunday and Monday. Cheek recently teamed with UConn's incoming freshman point guard Kemba Walker on the U.S. U-18 team in the FIBA Americas Tournament in Argentina, and the two developed a good rapport.

It also appears, howsever, that Jordan Hamilton, the 6-7 forward out of Compton, Calif., will not be attending the camp. He may be at Storrs on an unofficial visit on Aug. 24, however.

Getting players to the camp is a fluid process. The UConn coaching staff is still making calls and trying to confirm flight information for numerous players. Last year, several players pulled out at the last minute, but several others committed at the last minute.

Some of the definites appear to be UConn commits Alex Oriakhi and Jamaal Coombs, as well as their Tilton (N.H.) School teammate, Gerard Coleman (a 6-3 guard) and Phil Pressey, a 5-8 point guard out of Cushing Acadmey in Massachusetts who's the son of ex-Milwaukee Buck Paul Pressey.

Also expected to attend is Durand Scott, a 6-5 combo guard out of Rice High in the Bronx (which also produced Walker and recent UConn transfer Curtis Kelly). And Andre Drummond, a 6-9 sophomore from Middletown who attends Hartford's Capital Prep, should also be in attendance.

Finally, there's Rico Pickett, a 6-3 point who transferred out of Alabama and was one fo the top-ranked JUCO players down at Miami-Dade.

That's what we've got for now. Of course, a lot of that could change between now and Sunday ...


Anonymous Andrew Y said...

What ever happened to Brandon Knight? This was the recruit I was most excited to see come!!!

10:11 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully Brandon might be there, but it does like this is a very fluid process. Hopefully Orton shows and it would be nice to see if T. Harris ('10) is there since he made mention of it in interviews.

11:14 AM 

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