Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Trice Commits to Huskies

The Huskies have received a commitment from Jamaal Trice, the 6-foot-5 guard out of Los Angeles who attended UConn's 74-63 loss to Georgetown on an official visit Monday night.

Trice is currently a postgraduate student at Mt. Zion Christian Academy in Durham, N.C. The Huskies got the word they should take a look at him a short while ago and, saw him at practice and liked what they saw all-around – he's a nice, personable kid, a good student and a fast, athletic player.

Trice is from Los Angeles, where he attended Santa Ana's Mater Dei High. He played both with and against current UConn sophomore guard Donnell Beverly in high school and AAU. On Monday, Trice said the thing he likes best about the Huskies is "their open play. I like to run and gun."

When asked with whom he'd compare his game, Trice said fellow L.A. native Paul Pierce. But make no mistake: Trice is a huge Lakers fan.

Trice said Monday he had no other visits planned but would like to make some before reaching his decision. Apparently, that thinking has changed. He had interest from Wake Forest, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and South Florida, among others.

Trice's uncle, Robin Kirksey, played at Loyola-Marymount in the early-1990's.

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