Brian Bosworth, Connecticut Recruiting, Georgetown Recruiting, Miami Recruiting, Notre Dame Recruiting, Providence Recruiting, St. Bonaventure Recruiting, USC Recruiting, Vermont Recruiting, Villanova Recruiting, Wagner Recruiting
ELITE 75 REVIEW – PART V (CBC WELL REPRESENTED)
By Brian Bosworth, National Recruiting Analyst
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Connecticut Basketball Club (CBC) has produced recent stars Kris Dunn (McDonald’s All-American, Providence) and Andre Drummond (#9 overall pick by Detroit Pistons) along with a host of others at colleges around America. The next wave of stars was on display at the Elite 75 with eight CBC players in action overall. Kahlil Dukes (2013 G), Paschal Chukwu (2014 C), Jared Wilson-Frame (2014 G/F), Daniel Garvin (2013 F), Sean Obi (2013 F/C), Kurt Steidl (2013 G/F), Kamali Bey (2013 G/F) and Levy Gillespie (2014 G) all represented the Connecticut program. NBE had a chance to catch up with a few of CBC’s top performers throughout the day and discuss their ongoing recruitment.
Kahlil Dukes – Dukes has had a breakout spring scoring the ball and running the show for CBC and has been rewarded with his first high major offer. USC pulled the trigger and have been all over the standout rising senior ever since. According to Dukes he has been in contact with four different members of the USC staff since June 15th and has heard from at least one USC coach every day. He also holds offers from Vermont and St. Bonaventure but talking to Dukes you get the sense he’s focused on proving he’s a high major player and continuing to rack up scholarship offers on that level. He has been in contact with both Villanova and Providence recently and will have those two among other high majors taking a look in July.
Paschal Chukwu – The 7-foot-1 big man from Nigeria has only been in the United States for a year and a half but is really starting to adjust to the American game. He was tough to handle down low sealing defenders and then hammering down two-handed power dunks in one-on-one drills. Chukwu has been at Trinity Catholic (CT) for the past teo seasons but will be transferring for next year. He will be shifting to Fairfield Prep (CT) and remain a member of the 2014 class. On the college front Miami and Providence have reached out to Chukwu but honestly his recruitment is still in its infancy. July should bring suitors from all levels as the 7-footer’s rapid progression cannot be ignored.
Jared Wilson-Frame – Wilson-Frame is a powerful wing player who has early high major interest from some of the Big East’s power players. ACC member Miami has already offered and Big East teams Connecticut, Georgetown, Notre Dame, and Providence have all been in contact recently.
Daniel Garvin – This has been a breakout spring in New England for Garvin but it hasn’t been noticed on a national scale yet. The 2013 forward has a chance to see his recruitment explode in July as currently it’s only a few locals expressing interest. Sacred Heart has offered and Stony Brook, Wagner, and Fairfield have been in contact. Garvin’s level of play suggests that bigger schools should and will take a peak in July so he’s somebody NBE will try to catch up with again and get an update from later in the summer.
In addition to these four, Kurt Steidl made a name for himself by playing with a high motor and making plays around the rim. Steidl has a high basketball IQ and seems like a great fit as an Ivy League wing player in the future.