After a weekend visit, Peekskill’s Daquan Brickhouse has decided to give his verbal commitment to accept a scholarship to play basketball at Central Connecticut State.
The senior point guard made his decision on Saturday night, telling coach Lou Panzanaro: “I’m leaving the Red Devils to become a Blue Devil.”
All along, CCSU’s coaching staff showed the most interest in Brickhouse, dispatching assistants to his games throughout the season. He visited there unofficially midseason and attended a game and chatted with former Ossining star Kenny Horton, a junior at CCSU. Brickhouse wanted to wait until after the Peekskill season had ended, so he finally made an official visit this weekend.
Panzanaro believed Brickhouse deserved to play Division I basketball. The coach was satisfied his star will now have that opportunity.
“I’m so happy for Daquan. In a way his talent and all he rep here for all those years have been recognized,” Panzanaro said. “I know some people weren’t sure because he is small. But I think Central Connecticut looked at the overall characteristics that he brings to the court. It wasn’t just about his size. It’s about what he does on the court, his hard work and what he brings to the game. So I’m really happy that he has that this opportunity.”
I will have more from Brickhouse about the commitment after I speak to him. He will sign his letter of intent during the April signing period.