UConn Basketball

with Kevin Duffy

A look at UConn’s 2013-14 roster…

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Here’s a look at UConn’s 2013-14 roster following the addition of George Washington transfer Lasan Kromah, a fifth-year senior with immediate eligibility. Kromah figures to absorb R.J. Evans’ minutes from a year ago.

A 6-foot-5 guard noted as a solid perimeter defender, Kromah played for UConn assistant Karl Hobbs as a freshman. Hobbs was the head coach at George Washington from 2001-11.

Shabazz Napier and Tyler Olander (AP)

Shabazz Napier and Tyler Olander (AP)

STARTERS

PG — Shabazz Napier, senior: Had one of the best individual seasons of any point guard in program history.

SG — Ryan Boatright, junior: Dynamic athlete and scorer. Struggled as point guard in Napier’s absence.

SG — Omar Calhoun, sophomore: Showed solid progress throughout freshman season.

F — DeAndre Daniels, junior: Long, physically-gifted wing who put it all together in final five games.

F — Tyler Olander, senior: Had a disappointing season as the starter (4.3 points, 3.7 rebounds).

BENCH

G/F — Niels Giffey, senior: Glue guy who struggled with jumpshot during junior campaign.

F — Kentan Facey, freshman: The highest-rated of UConn’s three newcomers. A lanky 6-foot-9 athlete who will be counted on to rebound and block shots.

F — Phil Nolan, sophomore: Averaged 6.3 rebounds in final three games.

G — Lasan Kromah, grad student: Long, active defender whose scoring numbers have dipped each year.

G —Terrence Samuel, freshman: Physical point guard in the Kevin Ollie mold.

F — Amida Brimah, freshman: Ridiculous wingspan (reportedly 7-foot-5), but underdeveloped offensive skills.

F — Leon Tolksdorf, sophomore: Spot-up shooter who played sparingly a year ago.

G—Brendan Allen, junior: Scholarship player last season reverts to walk-on status.

*G—Rodney Purvis, sophomore: Will sit out 2013-14 season as a transfer. Can practice with team.

*C—Enosch Wolf, senior: Suspended indefinitely since Feb. 11, Wolf has been permitted to return as a walk-on. It’s unclear if he’ll opt to do so.

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4 Responses

  1. ralph says:

    Uconn , I m a huge fan huskies. Lets get back to I playing for you style “D”. Shot blocking and the fastbreak, and it dont mater who they play. Let go bazz, and boat , ohmar your a hell of a talent. Bazz never let me, he’ll be even more consistant.

  2. brian says:

    @huskyfan Kromah is a 3 year 1000 point scorer from the A10, Samuel was a top 150 recruit. I’d put my $$ on Kromah playing quite a bit more.

  3. Husky Fan says:

    Terrence Samuel figures to absorb R. J. Evans’ minutes. Not Lasan Kromah.

  4. alan says:

    enough of out of state players who play 80 miles from here. Who are these guys?