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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]

Drummond among Huskies listed to play in Calhoun Classic

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USA National Team finalist Andre Drummond is among the players expected to play in the seventh annual Jim Calhoun’s Charity All-Star Classic, which tips off at 7:30 Friday night at the Mohegan Sun. Ray Allen, Richard Hamilton, Kemba Walker and Miami Heat rookie Shabazz Napier are also among the notables on the rosters. Quinnipiac coach […] [Read More]
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Huskies open with Charleston at PR Jam

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UConn will open the Puerto Rico Jam against College of Charleston at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the  Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San  Juan, Puerto Rico. The Huskies also have Texas A&M and Elite 8 participant Dayton in their half of the bracket. The other bracket consists of Boston College vs. New Mexico and West […] [Read More]
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Allen, Walker, Napier among players expected at Calhoun All-Star Game

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UConn coach Kevin Ollie might be in retirement from playing, but plenty of star power is expected to take part in the Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic Charity All-Star Game on Aug. 8 at Mohegan Sun. Among the players expected to play in the Hall of Fame coach’s event are Ray Allen, Kemba Walker and Miami […] [Read More]
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Will Jackson switches to Georgia, UConn to play Yale Dec. 5

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The recruiting shuffle continues at UConn with guard Will Jackson announcing Monday that he has decided to decommitted from the Huskies and instead plans to attend Georgia in 2015, according to multiple Twitter reports. UConn lost another early guard commitment when Prince Ali announced he was reopening his recruitment at the end of May. Kevin […] [Read More]
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Jalen Adams heading to UConn

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UConn basketball already found success with one guard from Roxbury, Mass., so why not try another one? Jalen Adams verbally committed Monday morning to attend UConn in 2015.  A call placed to Adams’ AAU coach Vin Pastore was not returned for comment. Adams later tweeted: “I Have Officially Decided That I Will Continue To Pursue […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Recruiting
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Heat’s Riley picks a winner in Napier

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A look at Pat Riley’s 1 a.m. press conference to discuss drafting UConn guard Shabazz Napier with the 24th overall pick. The Miami Heat traded up two spots – giving up the 26th pick, two second-round picks (one next year) and cash to take Napier. Here’s the link to Riley’s press conference transcript on the […] [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