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Daniel Hamilton excited about UConn, Kevin Ollie and cold weather

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UConn recruit Daniel Hamilton is enjoying the cold weather in New York City this week preparing for the Jordan Brand Classic, which is at 7 p.m. Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The 6-foot-7 guard, from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif., committed to UConn last May and signed a financial-aid […] [Read More]
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UConn reportedly lands 2015 G Will Jackson

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Per a tweet from OntheRadarHoops.com, the UConn Huskies have received a commitment from guard Will Jackson of Athens Christian (GA) on Monday. The Huskies already have one guard for the 2015 class in Prince Ali. Related news, UConn returned to the top 25 AP poll (22nd) this week and plays at No. 7 Cincinnati on […] [Read More]
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UConn notebook: Kromah shows of versatility in win over Loyola

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When Kevin Ollie and his coaches are on the recruiting trail the one thing they are always looking for are versatile guards. UConn got an added bonus to its line up this year with graduate student Lasan Kromah transferring in from George Washington for one season. Kromah, a 6-foot-5 guard, brings a little of everything […] [Read More]
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Huskies look to avoid letdown, add guard for 2015

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A few days removed from victory over Indiana in the 2K Sports Classic championship game and with Florida on the schedule next week, it could be easy for the UConn Huskies, who moved up to 13th in the AP poll Monday, to get caught napping against Loyola, Md. tomorrow night. Senior guard Shabazz Napier says […] [Read More]
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Hamilton, Cassell Jr. sign “agreements” with UConn

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UConn announced Thursday night that Sam Cassell, Jr. and Daniel Hamilton have signed agreements to attend UConn beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. UConn added after the game that Cassell had submitted a Letter of Intent while Hamilton’s agreement is for finacial aid, meaning he can still de-commit without penalty. “I’m very pleased and excited […] [Read More]
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Cassell Jr. commits to UConn

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Sam Cassell Jr.’s next stop is UConn. The point guard, who is the son of former NBA guard Sam Cassell, tweeted this morning “blessed to say I have committed to the university of Connecticut.” Cassell will join the Huskies next season, with UConn reportedly beating out ACC-bound Louisville for the JUCO player’s services. Another new […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Roundup: September 4

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UConn has received a commitment from one recruit — five-star swingman Daniel Hamilton — in Kevin Ollie’s inaugural 2014 class. The Huskies must fill the scholarships of Shabazz Napier, Tyler Olander, Niels Giffey and Lasan Kromah, so expect some more 2014 additions. Here’s a look at the status of current targets: *Abdul Malik Abu, 6-8, […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Notes/Quotes with Daniel Hamilton: “They treated me like family”

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I caught up with 6-foot-6 swingman Daniel Hamilton, the first recruit in UConn’s 2014 class. Some highlights: *On deciding so early: “I already knew what school I was going to go to. A lot of coaches will call you and text you and I just wanted to get it over with early and be free.” […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

UConn receives commitment from Los Angeles wing Hamilton

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A month after securing a commitment from N.C. State transfer Rodney Purvis, Kevin Ollie has landed another big piece in his 2014 class. Highly-touted shooting guard Daniel Hamilton committed to UConn Friday night, according to a tweet from FoxSports recruiting analyst Evan Daniels. A lanky 6-foot-6 wing, Hamilton has a well-polished perimeter game, as evidenced […] [Read More]
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Report: UConn offers Fairfield Prep’s Chukwu

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Fairfield Prep 7-footer Paschal Chukwu picked up an offer from UConn Saturday, according to Scout.com. A native of Nigeria, Chukwu spent his first two high school seasons at Trinity Catholic, which has produced a few high-majors (Rashamel Jones and Craig Austrie to UConn; Dave McClure to Duke). Chukwu transferred to Fairfield Prep for his junior […] [Read More]
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