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This Top Program Now Has An Empty Recruiting Class After Coaching Change

UConn Huskie's mascot with both arms up.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 03: Jonathan the Husky, mascot for the Connecticut Huskies, performs against the Oregon State Beavers in the second quarter during the semifinals of the 2016 NCAA Women's Final Four Basketball Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

UConn basketball has been through some serious struggles as of late. The Huskies made a nice hire in Dan Hurley, but he has some work to do to rebuild the roster.

Earlier this month, UConn fired Kevin Ollie. The UConn alumnus guided his alma mater to the 2014 national championship, but finished below .500 the last two years.

After Ollie was let go, UConn lost top recruit James Akinjo. The four-star point guard had a strong bond with Ollie, and with him gone, he requested to be let out of his National Letter of Intent.

On Wednesday, three-star small forward Emmitt Matthews Jr. decommitted. Today, UConn lost its final commit—three-star center Lukas Kišūnas.

With the Lithuanian big man out, UConn basketball has no commits in 2018.

The Huskies are not the only AAC program that has no commits in the 2018 class. Two other programs are in the same boat.

Memphis also had a coaching change, when Tubby Smith was somewhat controversially let go. He was replaced with Penny Hardaway, who also inherits an empty recruiting class.

Hardaway is expected to bring in Alex Lomax, a former Wichita State signee. Lomax, a Memphis native, played for him in high school, and Hardaway was a mentor and father figure to him.

Tulsa is also without a recruit, though it doesn't have the same coaching transition to blame it on. Frank Haith has been with the Golden Hurricane through four seasons.

Tulsa has 14 players on scholarship right now. The team also has a 2019 commit already, in three-star guard Bryce Cook.

Update: We had the wrong info on Tulsa's recruiting class. The Golden Hurricane brought in three three-star recruits, all of whom signed earlier in the year: guards Chris Barnes and Zeke Moore, and forward Peter Hewitt.

That means UConn and Memphis are the two schools without 2018 commits. As noted above, Memphis is expected to add former Wichita State commit Alex Lomax.