Samuel and Facey officially in the fold

John F. Silver

The University of Connecticut men’s basketball team officially announced the signing of a pair of basketball recruits for next season in point guard Terrence Samuel and forward Kentan Facey.

“I’m elated to have both of these young men sign a Letter of Intent with our program,” Ollie said. “They are high-character people and quality basketball players. I know they will both have great senior seasons at their high schools and we can’t wait until they get to Storrs this summer and become part of our family.”

Facey is a 6-9, 195-pound forward from Long Island Lutheran and was raised in Jamaica. He is a late bloomer and made an impression oi the AAU circuit this past summer and is considered a top 100 prospect.

“Kentan has a relentless motor on the court,” Ollie said. “He is someone who can come in here and be a solid rebounder, who will pursue the basketball every time, up and down the court. Plus, he’s a fabulous young man. I can’t wait to coach him.”

Samuel, a 6-4, 180-pound point guard and has established himself as one of the top point guards in New York City. Samuel averaged 11.7 points and 4.8 assists last season.

“Terrence is a big, strong guard who plays with grit and toughness,” Ollie said. “He’s a very unselfish player with great court vision. I expect him to be a leader for us on and off the basketball court.”