Get your popcorn ready……Now its really “Showtime” Andre Drummond signs with UCONN!!

by CTalentTv on August 30, 2011

The entire state felt disappointed a few weeks ago when Connecticut’s own Andre “Showtime” Drummond announced that he decided to do a “post grad” year at Wilbraham & Munson in Massachusetts instead of accepting the scholarship offer he received from the National Champions. Everyone had their fingers crossed hoping the nations top prep player had chosen to stay home and take his talents to Storrs, CT. But when he didn’t, true Husky fans remained optimistic about this season (after all, they do have one of the top players in the country in Jeremy Lamb, they are returning 4 starters and have signed two blue chip recruits), but not as optimistic as they would have been had “Showtime” decided to wear the Husky blue. But CT’s collective prayers were answered today when Drummond announced via Twitter that he changed his mind and would be enrolling at the University of Connecticut this fall.

Connecticut has not had a recruit this highly touted since Calhoun let Hartford Public High School superstar Marcus Camby slip away to the University of Massachusetts back in 1993. Camby had a stellar career at UMASS, eventually leading them to a Final Four appearance and capturing the John Wooden Player of the Year Award in his Junior season. He was drafted #2 overall to the Toronto Raptors. Calhoun also received criticism for allowing Waterbury native Ryan Gomes to leave the state as he accepted an offer from Providence in 2001. Gomes was a second round pick of the Boston Celtics in 2005 and has had a very productive NBA career. Calhoun did not want to lose this one. It is safe to say Drummond is the highest recruit in Connecticut history as most people believe he will be a top 3 pick in the NBA Draft  in 2013. UCONN made no secret about their interest in Drummond from day one. As rumors swirl surrounding Calhoun’s retirement, this may be his last hurrah. If it is…he saved his best for last!

I bet Jim Calhoun wont F*&K up anymore with this signee!

Story by: Reggie Hatchett

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