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Back in Connecticut, Drummond one step away from Team USA

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WATERBURY — Andre Drummond stepped out of a massive red Escalade and into the Crosby High gymnasium for his first organized basketball game since Friday’s Team USA intrasquad scrimmage. And we all saw how that ended. “I see one of my good friends in the league go down, and I’m still trying to get over […] [Read More]
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Rapid Reaction: Napier drafted by Hornets, traded to Heat

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For about 45 seconds, Shabazz Napier and Kemba Walker had been reunited, a draft story too good to be true here in Connecticut. Turns out Napier was Miami-bound, a draft story too good to be true in South Beach. Some quick impressions from draft night: **Of the 30 NBA franchises Napier could landed with, Miami […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft

Miami Heat want Shabazz Napier

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The Miami Heat has its sights set on former UConn point guard Shabazz Napier for Thursday’s NBA draft. ESPN reports that Heat president Pat Riley Likes Napier because he is fond of “four-year players who can come in and contribute right away.” “Right after the NBA Finals, Riley flew out to work out Napier, a […] [Read More]

Adrien posts double-double in first career start

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A day late with this, but former UConn forward Jeff Adrien posted his first career double-double — 14 points and 10 boards — in his first NBA start Monday. Adrien, who wrapped up his collegiate career in 2009, spent time overseas and in the NBDL before earning a contract with Charlotte. On January 8, he […] [Read More]
Categories: General, NBA Draft

Keeping up with the NBA Huskies

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If you’re focused solely on college hoops, you may be a little behind on ex-UConn players in the NBA. We’re here to catch you up. Here’s a list of the ex-Huskies in the big leagues, from best to worst: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats — Walker has taken an enormous step forward in his second year. […] [Read More]
Categories: General, NBA Draft

Huskies on the Move: Tracking UConn alumni in the NBA

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The biggest sports story in the nation, at least on Friday night, belonged to former Boston Celtic Ray Allen. Yes, I said “former.” Allen, 36 but still an elite spot-up shooter, inked a three-year, $9 million deal with the defending champion Miami Heat. He turned down nearly twice as much money from the Celtics. Bottom […] [Read More]

Drummond to Detroit, Lamb to Houston: How do they fit?

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Their names stayed on the board a bit longer than expected, but Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb both found NBA homes. In doing so, they the third UConn tandem to be selected in the lottery. Emeka Okafor and Ben Gordon went No. 2 and 3 in 2004, while Rudy Gay and Hilton Armstrong were chosen […] [Read More]

Drummond selected No. 9 by Detroit; Lamb goes No. 12 to Houston

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NEWARK — There are checkpoints in every basketball player’s career, certain milestones that just stick. Andre Drummond has been way ahead of the curve for quite some time. At age 12, he opened his first college letter. A year later, he threw down his first dunk during warm-ups of a seventh grade game. He still […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft

NBA Draft Coverage: Final predictions for Drummond, Lamb

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Not everything you read on the internet is true. But most of it is, and based off reports surfacing in the hours before the draft, Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb seem to be falling. I’ve seen Drummond anywhere from 5-9 and Lamb from 8-mid teens. My guess — and it’s exactly that, a guess — […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft

The Andre Drummond Roundup

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Andre Drummond spent some quality time with the media (and graciously answered the same question 15 times) on the eve of the NBA Draft. Because he’s an in-state kid, and more so because he’s the top recruit in program history who committed three days before school began, Drummond was undoubtedly the most captivating figure in […] [Read More]