UConn's veteran players, and alumni, have had a month or so to see Andre Drummond in action. At the baquet honoring the national champions, a few weighed in.
"He's very athletic," Alex Oriaki said. "The way he can move, the sky's the limit for that kid."
Jeremy Lamb: "He's been very impressive."
Kemba Walker: "He's a monster. He doesn't even know what he has yet."
Drummond has been staying late after the pickup games, working on new shooting mechanics at the free-throw line. A while back, Shabazz Napier said he was impressed with Drummond because he was "a good listener."
Walker was one of the first to tweet his congratulations and welcome when he saw Drummond's dramatic tweet on Aug. 26, that he was coming to UConn.
"I was very surprised," Walker said, "I didn't realize [he was considering it], but I think he made the right decision. I wouldn't want to see anyone pass up on the chance to go to college, especially a school like UConn."
The school said the 6-foot-10 Drummond would spend Friday night in the school infirmary as a precaution and would be fitted for a mask, which he likely would wear for the first two months of the basketball season.