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Introducing the UConn freshmen

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It’s a sign of a new era in team building, and UConn has adapted. With five freshmen arriving in a highly-rated recruiting class, ranked 5th in the nation by 247Sports, head coach Dan Hurley has reloaded impressively.

In the olden days, like 2019, before NIL and the transfer portal, all five freshmen in a recruiting class would not be likely to play a lot. But Hurley has acknowledged the new era and this year’s freshmen are indicative of that. They aren’t waiting in the wings; almost all of them will be taking on significant roles this season.

Stephon Castle

The first five-star recruit of the Hurley era, Castle is a 6-foot-6 dynamo expected to make a big splash, most likely as the starting point guard.