The UConn Huskies men’s basketball team already has two German born players on its roster in Niels Giffey and Enosch Wolf. Apparently now there will be three.
According to the Recruit Scoop, Leon Tolksdorf, a 6’7 combo forward from Berlin, Germany, has given the Huskies a verbal commitment to play next season.
Tolksdorf played last season for the ALBA Berlin II where he averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 21 games playing an average of 14.5 minutes per game. He shot 40% from the floor, 34.1% from beyond the arc and 71.4% at the free throw line.
It looks as though he’ll be replacing Roscoe Smith, who decided to transfer, in the rotation although it’s way too early to tell.
Tolksdorf is the third recruit to commit to the Huskies for the 2012-13 season joining Omar Calhoun and Phil Nolan.
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