Youssouf Singare has just committed to Dan Hurley and UConn. Singare now joins Stephon Castle, Solomon Ball, Jaylin Stewart, and Jayden Ross, giving the Huskies one of the strongest 2023 recruiting classes.
Singare was impressive this past grassroots season playing with the New Heights Lightning where he was fourth in blocks in EYBL play with 2.3 per game. He visited UConn in August and again at the beginning of this month.
In this article, I discuss Singare’s game and how I think he will fit in at UConn his freshman season.
Singare is an athletic 7’0 center that is best known for his rim-protection. He is a solid leaper with great length and timing which makes him a lethal threat on the interior. Even given his size, Singare is capable of moving his feet to contain smaller players because of his lateral agility. His motor on this end is evident and he plays with passion. On the offensive end, Singare has the tools to develop into much more down the line. He can run the floor to get easy finishes in transition and is a significant lob threat due to his athleticism. He has also shown flashes of the potential to knock down 15-footers.
Singare will most likely earn minutes right away for the Huskies because of his defensive abilities. He will come in and immediately be on the best shot blockers in the Big East and potentially all of college basketball. Offensively, he should be able to get plenty of easy buckets both in transition and in the half-court at the rim playing with an unselfish guard like Stephon Castle. Singare could easily have a very impactful freshman season at UConn. Dan Hurley and Huskies fans have a lot to be excited about with this class.