Andre Drummond may play in tonight’s exhibition versus AIC, but freshman guard Ryan Boatright won’t.
Here’s the full release from the school:
University of Connecticut men’s basketball freshman Ryan Boatright will be held out of intercollegiate competition while the school works cooperatively with the NCAA in a review of his eligibility, a review that is not related to academics.
Boatright will continue to practice with the team and may sit on the bench during games, but will not dress or see action while the joint review takes place.
The breakdown: We’re not sure what this is all about (the University will not comment further right now), but it could pose some serious problems if Boatright is ineligible in when Big East play starts. UConn is already thin in the backcourt, and Boatright’s absence has the Huskies down to one point guard, Shabazz Napier.
Any foul trouble/injury to Napier would be miserable news for the Huskies. They can have all the big men in the world. It is absolutely essential to have good point guard play.