UConn snags Calhoun

Omar Calhoun

Omar Calhoun jumped at the opportunity to play at Connecticut. The dynamic scorer from the Big Apple made his college choice Friday morning.

On Thursday Jim Calhoun and the Connecticut Huskies brought Omar Calhoun to campus for an unofficial visit. Just a day later the four-star prospect opted to join the UConn program.

The four-star prospect out of Middle Village (N.Y.) Christ The King gave Jim Calhoun and the Huskies a verbal commitment Friday morning.

"Yes I committed to UConn," Omar Calhoun Sr told Scout.com.

Coming off a great spring on the circuit, Calhoun began to gain steam on the recruiting front and had interest from North Carolina, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Villanova, Seton Hall, Rutgers and many others.

"After spending quality time with coach Calhoun and the rest of the coaching staff of coach Ollie and coach Miller and touring the campus we felt it was a place where Omar should continue his higher education academically as well as athletically," the elder Calhoun added.

Prior to games in the EYBL Los Angeles event, Calhoun was leading the EYBL League in scoring with an average of 27.9 points per game through 10 games.

Calhoun, who is the first 2012 prospect to commit to Connecticut, is ranked No. 10 at the shooting guard position and No. 55 overall.

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