James Bouknight, a four-star guard prospect out of the 2019 recruiting class, has committed to play for the Connecticut Huskies.
He recently had a visit with UConn. A 6-foot-4 guard, Bouknight caught Dan Hurley’s attention when the young man scored 33 points in the PSA Cardinals’ loss to the Philly Pride at the Hoop Group Summer Jam Fest back in July.
Not only do reputable recruiting service websites have the talented guard pegged as a four-star caliber player, but most agree he’s one of the 80 (or so) best players in the entire 2019 recruiting class.
A Brooklyn product, UMass, VCU and Temple were all interested in the guard’s services, but clearly lost out. A huge get for both Hurley and the UConn fanbase, as everyone tries to move on from the entire Kevin Ollie ordeal — something CBB Today wrote about a short while back.
James Bouknight is Hurley’s first get, leaving the Huskies with four open scholarships for the 2019 class. Unlikely even close to being done on the recruiting trail, grassroots gurus have said the new UConn coach has been eyeing plenty of four-star level players since taking over for Ollie in March.
As always, don’t forget to subscribe to our email newsletter below.