A visit to UConn won't be necessary for four-star prospect Nolan Dennis. On Wednesday night the former Memphis signee, ended his recruitment for a second time.
Baylor coach Scott Drew came to North Richland Hills (Texas) Richland High School to meet with the 6-foot-5, 185-pound shooting guard on early in the day on Wednesday. He must have made a strong impression. Later that day, Dennis made his way down to Waco, Texas and was a Baylor Bear before days end.
"When I was there, I felt good chemistry with the team," said Dennis. "The coaching staff is great and the school is nice. From the gym to the locker rooms, it has the feel of a NBA team. I just had a really good feel about the situation there."
Dennis, who also spent time on the Baylor campus over the summer at its elite camp, wants to further the upswing that the program is experiencing.
"Baylor has players going to The League who are putting the school on the map," he said. "I want to come in and help take the program to the next level."
Dennis, the No. 58 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, becomes the fourth member of the Baylor 2009 recruiting class, joining four-star prospect Cory Jefferson and three-star prospects A.J. Walton and Givon Crump.
Dennis was considering Oklahoma along with UConn before deciding on Baylor Wednesday night.
Nolan Dennis scouting report:
A sleek all purpose guard, Dennis has a feel for the game and skill level that makes him one of the more intriguing guard prospects in the class. Capable of playing all three perimeter positions, Dennis is at his best making plays off the dribble. He has room to improve the consistency of his outside shot and he does need to gain weight.