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Napier downplays Heat talk, humbled to be part of NBA Draft

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A few quick quotes from Shabazz Napier at Wednesday’s pre-NBA Draft media session at the Westin Hotel in New York City. Napier said he worked out for about 10 teams, including his home state Boston Celtics, but not the New York Knicks or New York Nets. On being in NYC for the draft: “I’m definitely […] [Read More]
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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]
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Ollie has UConn flying straight again

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CROMWELL – Kevin Ollie’s tee shot off No. 10 might have sailed right of the fairway Wednesday morning at TPC River Highlands, but golf is not the reason why University of Connecticut is paying him a lot of money. Ollie’s day job with the Huskies could not be going any smoother after leading UConn to […] [Read More]
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Tickets for Dec. 18 vs. Duke on sale Friday

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From the UConn athletic department: The Duke Blue Devils will face the National Champion UConn Huskies December 18th at IZOD Center (Meadowlands Sports Complex) in East Rutherford, N.J.  Game time is 8:00 pm (ET). UConn and Duke have met just nine times on the basketball court with Duke leading the series 5-4, but the Huskies […] [Read More]
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UConn notebook: Ollie’s mom doing well, SMU game headed for GameDay

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A few news and notes items after catching up with UConn coach Kevin Ollie Tuesday night at Franciscan Life Center Sports Banquet at the Aqua Turf in Southington: A NICE SURPRISE: Ollie attend the banquet – where he received the St. Francis Award – with his mother, Dorothy, who is recovering from surgery for Stage […] [Read More]
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Ollie talks NBA futures, afros and AAC schedule

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Some leftover news and notes after speaking to UConn coach Kevin Ollie at The Miracle League of Connecticut Celebrity Golf Classic: A “TALLER” AMIDA: Sophomore center Amida Brimah had late-April surgery to repair a labrum tear in his left shoulder, but rehabbing from the surgery is not the only thing he is working on this […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Recruiting

Hamilton confirms he’s coming to UConn

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The UConn Huskies’ top incoming freshman, Daniel Hamilton tweeted his scheduled arrival date to Storrs on Monday. “I’m going to be in Storrs in 22 days from now y’all,” Hamilton sent out around noon on Twitter. The 6-foot-7 guard, from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif., verbally committed to UConn last May and […] [Read More]
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Jones looks to reschedule UConn visit, Mitchell’s interest increases

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No UConn-committed players took part in Saturday night’s Mary Kline Classic at West Orange (N.J.) High School, but several that have interest in playing for coach Kevin Ollie took part in the event, which benefits cancer research and awareness. Alex Kline, from The Recruit Scoop on Rivals, organized everything, which included an underclassmen and senior […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Recruiting