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Jim Calhoun to undergo surgery on fractured hip

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UNCASVILLE — The faces of UConn basketball — spanning from the 1980s to present day — gathered midcourt at the Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday¬†night. There were 41 men in total, all posing for the camera: Ray Allen sat front and center clutching a basketball, flanked by Kemba Walker on one side and Donyell Marshall on […] [Read More]
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UConn target Xavier Rathan Mayes cuts list to 10

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Canadian shooting guard Xavier Rathan Mayes, one of UConn’s top 2013 targets, announced his top 10 schools Wednesday afternoon, trimming nearly 30 from his list of offers. And UConn made the cut!! No surprise here. Rathan Mayes, ranked 21st by ESPN in the class of 2013, raved about the Huskies (and specifically Kevin Ollie) during […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Report: Marcus Williams signs in Spain

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Marcus Williams, a first round pick in the 2006 NBA draft, has signed a two-year contract with Unicaja Malaga of the Euroleague, according to InsideHoops.com. The former UConn point guard, among the most prolific passers in school history, was most recently in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2009. Since then, he’s played in […] [Read More]
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Where are they now? The 1999 title team

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Former UConn point guard Khalid El-Amin inked a deal last week with a French basketball club, which marks his 12th different team in a professional career that began in 2000. That got me thinking…what have the other members of the 1999 championship squad been up to? Here’s the roster below: PG — Khalid El-Amin: Drafted […] [Read More]
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Kahlil Dukes commits to USC, adds to growing number of CT hoops stars

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Hartford point guard Kahlil Dukes, considered a mid-major prospect throughout his high school career, gave a verbal commitment to Southern Cal Sunday morning, according to his Twitter account and several reports. Dukes, a rising senior at Capital Prep,¬† scored 48 points in a single game at the Adidas64 AAU tournament in Las Vegas this past […] [Read More]
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UConn 2013 recruiting targets by position

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The following list has been compiled from my interviews with high school prospects, discussions with sources and information obtained from reputable recruiting websites. Below, I’ve grouped UConn’s 2013 targets by position. The players listed at the top of each group are the ones I believe to be the team’s highest priorities (of course, I could […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Ray Allen Camp in Storrs

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The newest member of the Miami Heat (not named Rashard Lewis) will host a basketball camp on August 11-12 at EO Smith High School in Mansfield. Ray Allen, the NBA’s all-time leading 3-point shooter, will be on site–about one mile from Gampel Pavilion–to direct camp activities and provide instruction. The camp is open to boys […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Spotlight: Wes Clark

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UConn hadn’t been in much contact with Detroit product Wes Clark, but on Tuesday night, the 6-foot point guard received a phone call from none other than Jim Calhoun. A scholarship offer ensued, and the Huskies were added to a list that has grown exponentially since the end of high school basketball season. Up until […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting