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DeMatha (MD) Big Man Josh Carlton Commits to UConn

Josh Carlton was supposed to be touring the Clemson campus this weekend. Instead, he’ll be coming to Storrs, Conn. for up to the next four years.

After getting a late start on the 6-foot-10 center, who plays at DeMatha Catholic along with another Class of 2017 UConn target in guard D.J. Harvey, the Huskies sealed the deal on Carlton on Wednesday evening when Carlton tweeted his college choice. Harvey is scheduled to visit UConn on Sept. 24.

The Huskies now have two members of the Class of 2017 after receiving a commitment from point guard Makai Ashton-Langford last week.

Carlton made an official visit to Storrs the last weekend in August along with point guard Paul Scruggs, who is the 33rd-ranked player in the Class of 2017.

“I started to see them in the spring and summer,” Carlton said, about when UConn started to look at him. “In July I started seeing them at a lot of my games.”

Carlton previously told UConn Report that Husky assistant coach Dwayne Killings helped increase his interest in the American Athletic Conference school. Carlton, who was also looking at Georgetown, Clemson, USC and Penn State among others, is also a big fan of head coach Kevin Ollie.

“He’s a real cool coach,” said Carlton, who spent the summer playing for Team Loaded NC squad. “He’s genuine.”

The scouting report on Carlton is he’s a great rebounder and shot-blocker, who is known for having excellent hands on the offensive end. With center Amida Brimah and forward Kentan Facey entering their final season at UConn, the program needs to add a few more big men to the mix. Sophomore Steve Enoch is entering his second season, while the Huskies also have two freshmen - center Juwan Durham and power forward Mamadou Diarra.