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UConn’s Olander has sprained ankle

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UConn forward Tyler Olander has a sprained right ankle, according to a source close to the program. Olander, the team’s lone experienced big man, was seen on crutches this past Friday. He’s reportedly wearing a walking boot now. UConn assistant coach Glen Miller told The Hartford Courant that Olander is “taking it slow because of […] [Read More]
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Brooklyn point guard Terrence Samuel commits to UConn

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UConn landed its second 2013 commitment Sunday night when Terrence Samuel decided to add his name to the list of New York City point guards that have headed to Storrs. A well-built 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, Samuel selected UConn over Pitt, Tennessee, Dayton, Rhode Island and Temple. “It was just the best academics and basketball program […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Reggie Cameron cuts list, keeps UConn

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New Jersey small forward Reggie Cameron, one of the Northeast’s top 3-point shooters, cut his list to seven Thursday afternoon. UConn, which offered Cameron in late June, remains under consideration. Cameron told SNY’s Adam Zagoria that he’ll decide between UConn, Georgetown, Miami, N.C. State, North Carolina, Seton Hall and Michigan. All have offered with the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Report: Wes Clark commits to Missouri

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Less than a week after Wes Clark cut his college list to six, the 2013 point guard made up his mind: He’s headed to Missouri, according to ESPN recruiting analyst Dave Telep. Considered one of the top performers of the summer, Clark recently rose to No. 68 on the Rivals.com150. The 6-foot, 175-pound Clark, regarded […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Notes/Quotes from Gampel: “It probably won’t fully heal for anywhere between 5-6 weeks.”

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Jim Calhoun stopped by Gampel Pavilion Tuesday  to watch his big three — Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun — work out with assistant coach Kevin Ollie. Nearly a month removed from hip surgery, Calhoun, 70, is still on crutches. He has no target date for a full-time return. Here are some of the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

UConn makes cut for Rathan Mayes, Clark

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Two guards in the class of 2013 — Xavier Rathan Mayes and Wes Clark — trimmed their respective college lists Friday, and UConn made the cut for both. Rathan Mayes, a 6-foot-4 scoring guard from Ontario, announced via his Twitter account that his decision will come down to Florida State, UConn, Baylor, Illinois and Texas. […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Words with Warde: No change on coach in waiting

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I spoke with UConn athletic director Warde Manuel this morning in regards to a football piece that will appear in Hearst Newspapers Sunday. Of course, we also touched on basketball, and Manuel said “at this point” he expects Jim Calhoun to return for a 27th season. Calhoun, recovering from hip surgery, stopped by Gampel Pavilion […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Roundup: Class of 2014

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UConn has reeled in its first 2013 commit — 6-foot-9 shotblocker Kentan Facey — and the Huskies could sign up to four more players in the class. They’ll have a few openings for 2014, as well.  Shabazz Napier, Niels Giffey, Tyler Olander and Enosch Wolf — the holdovers from the 2011 championship run — will […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting