Class of 2017 forward Isaiah Whaley committed to the UConn men’s basketball program during his official visit to campus, multiple sources reported Thursday night.
2017 forward Isaiah Whaley just verbally committed to UConn, per his coach. Whaley was on an official visit today.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 12, 2017
The 6-foot-8, 200-pound Whaley, who played high school ball at Mount Zion Prep. in Baltimore, will join the Huskies next season as a freshman, along with fellow newcomers Eric Cobb, Antwoine Anderson, Josh Carlton and Tyler Polley.
Head coach Kevin Ollie’s 2017 class now consists of Whaley, Carlton and Polley.
“Really it’s just a great fit for me,” Whaley told Scout.com’s Evan Daniels. “Their plans fit my plans. They run a high tempo offense and that’s the offense I fit in.”
Whaley also had offers from American Athletic Conference rivals East Carolina and Memphis, as well as former conference foes Providence and Seton Hall.
Tyler Keating is the sports editor for The Daily Campus, covering men’s basketball. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He tweets @tylerskeating.