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UConn Basketball Recruitment: SG Stephon 4-Star Castle Pledges to Huskies on CBS Sports HQ

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Connecticut secured a pledge from the coveted Class of 2023 shooting guard on Friday, when Stephon Castle announced its commitment to the Huskies live on CBS Sports HQ. Castle chose UConn over Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Ohio State. The 4-star keeper was rated by 247Sports as the overall number 27 player in his class.

Landing Castle gets UConn off to a strong start with the Class of 2023 and continues a recent streak of successful recruiting for UConn under fourth-year coach Dan Hurley. The program’s class of 2022 is ranked 31st nationally and third in the Big East, while its class of 2021 is ranked 10th nationally and second in the Big East.

“I can talk about the culture there, the fans and how the players react to the coach and how the tough coach motivates them, I can say that’s the environment I want to play in,” Castle said. speak.

The 6-foot-6 lead from Covington, Georgia, visited UConn on November 6, but there was no Crystal Ball prediction of his decision in his announcement. He also visited Auburn recently before cutting his list of finalists down to six.

Brandon Jenkins, a national recruitment analyst for 247Sports, compared Castle to Oklahoma State soup Isaac Likekele in a July scouting report. This is Jenkins’ Full review:

Castle is a large guard who can play plays and run a team. He has a very engaging and understandable frame and skill set. Castle has broad shoulders and a naturally strong upper body. He plays downhill and his sense of attack is the most impressive part of his game. Due to his size for his position, Castle is an excellent passer, holds the ball well and is a good decision maker. He moves the ball well in half the field and does a good job of coordinating the team. Castle is also a solid athlete who can play on the belt. He thrives in transitions where he has a knack for making the right play. He does more damage with his conditioning than he does when he scores, however his overall versatility shows versatility as well as he is a strong player in the outer ring. , who is more than capable of defending multiple positions given his size and athletic ability.

Castle is a teammate at Newton High School with three stars Indiana Jakai Newton, who is also in the Class of 2023.

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