Rothstein | Cornell grad transfer David Onuorah commits to UConn

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Cornell grad transfer David Onuorah has committed to UConn, a source tells FanRag Sports. He will be eligible to play immediately.

The 6-foot-9, 230-pound forward was a three-year contributor for the Big Red prior to playing in only one game this past season.

Averaging over 25 minutes per game as a junior, Onuorah posted just 5.0 points per game but was third in the Ivy League in blocked shots as a junior when he swatted 45, not to mention an average of 6.8 boards per game. As a sophomore, he converted on 44.6 percent of his shots from the field while posting 3.5 rebounds per contest. He shot a career-high 54.4 percent from the floor as a freshman while adding a block per game in his first season with the Big Red.

Last season Cornell finished 8-21, ending the year on a 2-8 skid.

Onuorah to UConn means that head coach Kevin Ollie and the Huskies have two more open scholarship spots to work with in preparation for next fall.

Following four seasons with 20 or more wins, Ollie and the Huskies took a step back in 2016-17 with a 16-17 clip.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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