UConn lands second top 100 recruit in as many weeks

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UConn landed their second commitment in as many weeks on Monday as Jalen Gaffney, a top 100 guard that plays for the Westtown School in Pennsylvania, pledged to Dan Hurley and the Huskies.

Gaffney is a 6-foot-1 point guard that played his summer ball with Team Rio, the same AAU program that counts Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis, both five-star wings, as members. He’s skilled and athletic and should help bridge the gap between Jalen Adams and the new UConn era nicely.

With Adams graduating and the injury issues that Alterique Gilbert has dealt with in his career, landing a talented backcourt was a priority for Hurley. With Gaffney and James Bouknight in the fold, he has his backcourt of the future committed.

Gaffney picked UConn over the likes of St. John’s, Xavier and Florida, among others.