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The Curious Case of Andre Drummond

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A year ago today, Andre Drummond was a mystery, a long, muscle-bound 6-foot-11 package of basketball potential. He was hidden away in the barren southeast corner of Connecticut — nothing but trees and casinos there — and sheltered from the whirlwind of media hype that often sucks in the nation’s top prospects. But when he […] [Read More]

The ConnCast: NBA Draft Lottery

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In this week’s ConnCast, we discuss the NBA Draft Lottery and its impact on Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb. Chris also explains his choice for the intro song (he’s been behind most of the music selection, which is sadly the funniest part of our show). Give us a listen and check out my mock lottery […] [Read More]

Roscoe Smith, UNLV to test NCAA rule

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Former UConn forward Roscoe Smith will attempt to become eligible immediately at UNLV, according to an ESPN.com report. The story cites a source that says UNLV will “build a case” around Smith’s desire to play in the NCAA tournament. It seems highly unlikely that the waiver will be approved, however. The current rule (below) states […] [Read More]

NBA Draft Lottery: How it affects Andre Drummond

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The winner of the Anthony Davis Sweepstakes will be announced Wednesday prior to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Translation: The NBA Draft lottery is tomorrow, and Anthony Davis might as well throw on the cap and shake David Stern’s hand then. On average, I’d say such a situation occurs every other year. Take […] [Read More]

UConn faces Wake Forest in Paradise Jam first round

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In its only tournament of 2012-13, the UConn men’s basketball team will open the Paradise Jam with Wake Forest on November 16. A UConn spokesperson also confirmed Saturday that the Huskies will not play in the 2012 Carrier Classic (as originally expected). UConn will work with Morale Entertainment, the private group that runs the Carrier […] [Read More]

UConn could be passed over in Carrier Classic

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Multiple reports have confirmed that Ohio State and Marquette are in negotiations for the 2012 Carrier Classic, an event in which UConn initially agreed to participate. Now, the Huskies will play the 2012-13 season without the Big East tournament, the NCAA tournament and, apparently, the Carrier Classic. UConn will partake in the Paradise Jam (along […] [Read More]
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CBS Sports: Roscoe Smith commits to UNLV

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The last of the UConn transfers has found a new home. Roscoe Smith, who unexpectedly requested a release from scholarship on April 21, has committed to play at UNLV, according to CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman. Unlike Alex Oriakhi, Smith will not be eligible to play immediately (barring some unforeseen waiver). The NCAA permits Oriakhi to play […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Spotlight: Akoy Agau

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Once quoted as calling UConn his “dream school,” Akoy Agau wouldn’t put the Huskies at the top of his rapidly-expanding list, but he still had plenty of praise for the three-time national champion. “UConn is a school that I’ve followed for a long time; I’ve been a fan of their program and their coaches,” said […] [Read More]

Notes/Quotes with Niels Giffey

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I had a chance to spend some quality time with rising junior Niels Giffey, who is leaving UConn for the first time in a year on Friday and surprising his family with a two-week visit (hope I didn’t ruin the surprise). Giffey and I talked mostly about recruiting overseas — you can read the story […] [Read More]

UConn recruit Stevie Clark to be featured on MTV

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Stevie Clark, one of the nation’s premier high school point guards, will be featured on an MTV special titled “Nothing but Net.” The show, which airs June 10, contains footage filmed during Clark’s junior season of high school. Clark is currently mulling over scholarship offers from 25-30 Division I programs , his mother, Dorshell, told […] [Read More]