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Report: Marcus Williams signs in Spain

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Marcus Williams, a first round pick in the 2006 NBA draft, has signed a two-year contract with Unicaja Malaga of the Euroleague, according to InsideHoops.com. The former UConn point guard, among the most prolific passers in school history, was most recently in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2009. Since then, he’s played in […] [Read More]

Where are they now? The 1999 title team

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Former UConn point guard Khalid El-Amin inked a deal last week with a French basketball club, which marks his 12th different team in a professional career that began in 2000. That got me thinking…what have the other members of the 1999 championship squad been up to? Here’s the roster below: PG — Khalid El-Amin: Drafted […] [Read More]
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Kahlil Dukes commits to USC, adds to growing number of CT hoops stars

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Hartford point guard Kahlil Dukes, considered a mid-major prospect throughout his high school career, gave a verbal commitment to Southern Cal Sunday morning, according to his Twitter account and several reports. Dukes, a rising senior at Capital Prep,  scored 48 points in a single game at the Adidas64 AAU tournament in Las Vegas this past […] [Read More]
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UConn 2013 recruiting targets by position

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The following list has been compiled from my interviews with high school prospects, discussions with sources and information obtained from reputable recruiting websites. Below, I’ve grouped UConn’s 2013 targets by position. The players listed at the top of each group are the ones I believe to be the team’s highest priorities (of course, I could […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Ray Allen Camp in Storrs

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The newest member of the Miami Heat (not named Rashard Lewis) will host a basketball camp on August 11-12 at EO Smith High School in Mansfield. Ray Allen, the NBA’s all-time leading 3-point shooter, will be on site–about one mile from Gampel Pavilion–to direct camp activities and provide instruction. The camp is open to boys […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Spotlight: Wes Clark

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UConn hadn’t been in much contact with Detroit product Wes Clark, but on Tuesday night, the 6-foot point guard received a phone call from none other than Jim Calhoun. A scholarship offer ensued, and the Huskies were added to a list that has grown exponentially since the end of high school basketball season. Up until […] [Read More]

Report: Price signs with Wizards

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After three yeas with the Indiana Pacers, former UConn star A.J. Price has inked a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards, according to The Washington Post. Price was solid as a backup with Indiana, but was relegated to third-string when the Pacers made trades for George Hill and Leandro Barbosa. In Washington, it appears he’ll […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Spotlight: Jordan Bell

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In coming years, expect to see Kevin Ollie’s California pipeline reel in some big-time West Coast talent. Ollie, who grew up in Los Angeles and played at Crenshaw High, has been chasing some LA prospects, most notably class of 2013 shooting guard Isaac Hamilton and his younger brother, Daniel. UConn has also expressed interest in […] [Read More]

The ConnCast: Penn State and Summer Hoops

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Well, we completely forgot to address The Dark Knight Rises. And that was supposed to the lead topic. Shucks. Instead, Chris Brodeur and I discuss the Penn State penalties and a variety of summer basketball topics: UConn recruiting, the NBA Summer League and the Hartford Pro-Am, where WestConn’s DaQuan Brooks dropped 50 in a game […] [Read More]
Categories: Podcasts, Recruiting

JuCo All-American Jerome Parkins chases dreams for daughter

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This past week, I took a brief step away from the UConn offseason to tell the story of Jerome Parkins, a Bridgeport native who earned All-American status as a freshman at Gateway Community College. Parkins grew up (and still lives) on the Westside of Bridgeport, a crime-ridden area in a city that has experienced three […] [Read More]
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