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UConn rounds out 2018 with Lukas Kisunas


UConn continues to make its rounds in the 2018 class as, on Monday, the Huskies secured the commitment of big man Lukas Kisunas. A 6-foot-8 center that is suiting up for the Brewster Academy program this winter, the Lithuanian big man brings a developed low-post skillset and a hard-playing mentality to Storrs.

UConn bested Illinois, Old Dominion and a slew of others for his commitment. Kisunas is exactly what head coach Kevin Ollie was looking for in rounding out his 2018 class - a take-no-prisoners type of big man that can rebound his area, protect his basket and score with his back to the rim. Kisunas brings all that and further upside to the AAC program.

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The high school teammate of recent transfer commitment Sidney Wilson, Kisunas played during the spring on the Adidas circuit with the New England Playaz before completing his summer with the Lithuanian under-18 squad at the European Championships. In just 17 minutes of action, Kisunas averaged 8.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, all while knocking in over half of his field goal tries.

The Huskies will not lose a primary contributor from its frontline after this season, though Terry Larrier is likely to enter the NBA Draft a year earlier than expected. Kisunas has the chance to compete for minutes in the frontcourt while playing behind Eric Cobb, Mamadou Diarra and Josh Carlton as a freshman.

Kisunas becomes the third class of 2018 commitment for UConn, as he will join Rivals150 products James Akinjo and Emmitt Matthews in Storrs next fall. Expect the Huskies' staff to now focus the majority of their attention to the 2019 and 2020 classes.