Steven Enoch Sets Rhody, UConn Officials

Steven Enoch, who told SNY.tv that he grew up in Norwalk, CT as a UConn fan, has set an official visit to the school for the weekend of Sept. 12, his AAU coach confirmed to SNY.tv.

He will also take an official to Rhode Island the weekend of Sept. 5.

“Growing up I’ve always wanted to play at UConn and my family wanted me to,” the 6-foot-10 Enoch told SNY.tv at the Reebok Classic Breakout. “And they’ve all been fans of UConn. Now that I have [a scholarship offer] I gotta take it slow because I really have to study their program.”

At the recent Big Strick Classic in New York, he called UConn coach Kevin Ollie “a great coach” and said he enjoyed a recent unofficial visit there. To read more of this story, click here

Will Jackson to Georgia After Decommitting from UConn

Will Jackson has decommitted from UConn and given a verbal commitment to the University of Georgia.

“I’m going to UGA,” Jackson told Scout.com. “It’s close to home. I just feel like it’s a great fit with me, coach [Mark] Fox and the coaches and players.”

Jackson, a 6-foot-4, 175 pound 2015 combo guard from Athens Christian (Ga.), originally chose the Huskies over offers from Georgia, Florida, Memphis, Kansas, Georgia Tech and Alabama.

UConn last week landed a pledge from 2015 point guard Jalen Adams.

“Here’s a guess: When you win a national championship, you get about anybody you want,” Athens Christian coach Ron Link told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “So UConn might’ve gotten a point guard just as good or better. Turtle keeps up with everything going on in recruiting. To read more of this story, click here

Ray Smith Has ‘Awesome’ UConn Visit; Kentucky Reaches Out as List Fluctuates

Ray Smith, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Las Vegas High, had an “awesome” visit to UConn last week and is now planning several future trips, including potentially one to Kentucky.

“UConn was awesome, man,” Bobby Smith, Ray’s father, told SNY.tv Tuesday by phone. “[Coach] Kevin Ollie’s a great guy. We were actually at UConn watching when Shabazz [Napier] got drafted, it was kind of cool. Great program, all the way around. I like UConn.”

Ray also said he enjoyed the visit.

“It was nice, it was a nice campus, nice little environment,” he said. “They showed me the facilities and all those things, so it was nice going to UConn.” To read more of this story, click here

Derrick Jones Adds UConn Offer on Visit, Drops 30 at Dyckman Park

Derrick JonesBy NICK MEDLINE

Special to ZAGSBLOG

On Monday, Derrick Jones visited UConn and officially received a scholarship offer from the reigning NCAA champions — which would be enough to satisfy most elite prospects.

But instead, the 6-foot-7 Jones out of Radnor (PA) Archbishop Carroll followed his visit by traveling from Storrs, Conn., to New York City and poured in 30 points in a Dyckman Park summer game  —  just another example of how much Jones loves basketball.

Just last month, Jones poured in 31 points in the Mary Kline Classic in New Jersey.

“Derrick lives on the basketball court,” his father, Derrick Jones Sr. told SNY.tv. “Coming from Pennsylvania to play on that court is a real privilege for a kid that’s trying to come up in the world and do his thing.” To read more of this story, click here

Derrick Jones Visiting UConn Monday

Derrick Jones, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound junior wing from Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), will take an unofficial to UConn on Monday, as previously reported by SNY.tv.

The visit has been postponed several times.

“We’ve been trying to visit and trying to get him up there,” We R 1 coach Terrell Myers recently told  SNY.tv. “The second time Kevin Ollie had something going on with his mom and the first time Derrick missed his flight so we couldn’t get him up there. But that’s definitely a place he’s going to go visit.”

UConn has yet to offer. To read more of this story, click here

LeBron Gets His Wish as Heat Acquire Shabazz Napier

NapierBy JOSH NEWMAN
Special to ZAGSBLOG

NEW YORK - LeBron James got his wish on Thursday evening and it had nothing to do with his looming free agency.

After Shabazz Napier led Connecticut to a second national championship in four seasons on April 7 — setting himself apart from Kemba Walker and previous UConn guards with his second championship — James tweeted ‘No way u take another PG in the lottery before Napier.’

If James re-signs with the Heat this summer, the two will be teammates. To read more of this story, click here