The UConn men’s basketball team is in the thick of a major recruiting battle.
Cam Reddish, one of the top high school basketball players in the Class of 2018, is seriously considering joining coach Kevin Ollie’s Huskies.
The 6-foot-7 Reddish announced Monday night that he was trimming his list of potential colleges to five. Those that made the cut were UConn, Duke, Kentucky, UCLA, and Villanova.
A host of other schools had previously offered Reddish a scholarship, including Kansas, Maryland, Syracuse and Arizona.
He is ranked as the No. 4 recruit in the nation by ESPN and scout.com while he’s No. 5 at rivals.com.
A small forward, Reddish attends the Westtown School in Norristown, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia.
Reddish has indicated he’d like to commit to a school before his senior season of high school basketball begins this winter.
UConn has been recruiting Reddish for some time and he has already made an unofficial visit to Storrs. He was in attendance for the Huskies’ game against Cincinnati on March 11.
Reddish’s Westtown team featured another top recruit last season: center Mohammed Bamba, a top 2017 prospect who considered UConn briefly before choosing Texas.