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Parker lists top five, excludes UConn

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Jabari Parker, the nation’s No. 1 recruit in the class of 2013, will not attend UConn. As reported by ESPN’s Reggie Rankin, the versatile 6-foot-8 forward from Chicago trimmed his list to five schools: BYU, Duke, Florida, Michigan State and Stanford. UConn wasn’t on Parker’s initial 10-team list, but was allowed an in-home visit after […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

UConn’s Miller promoted to Associate Head Coach

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Former assistant Glen Miller has been promoted to associate head coach, UConn announced Friday afternoon. George Blaney, the associate head coach under Calhoun, will join Karl Hobbs as the full-time assistants. Hobbswas previously the program’s Director of Basketball Administration. Kevin Freeman will take over Hobbs’ old role. The Huskies have a vacancy at Assistant Director […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Roundup: October 4

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Believe it or not, UConn’s First Night is a week from tomorrow (or today, depending on when you’re reading this). And a week from Saturday, Xavier Rathan Mayes will announce his college destination. Right now, the Huskies are sitting on two 2013 commitments, Terrence Samuel and Kentan Facey. The potential addition of Rathan Mayes, who […] [Read More]
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Report: Xavier Rathan Mayes postpones UConn visit

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Xavier Rathan Mayes, believed to be UConn’s top priority in the class of 2013, will not visit campus this weekend, according to The New Haven Register’s Dave Borges. The highly-regarded shooting guard told Borges that he “”just had to be at Huntington (Prep) this weekend” and couldn’t make it to UConn, as initially planned. He […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Slideshow: Connecticut high school stars in the college ranks

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Hartford’s Kuran Iverson became the latest Connecticut hoopster to make his Division I dream a reality. This past week, the 6-foot-8 Iverson, ranked in the top 25 nationally, verbally committed to Memphis. He had been recruited by UConn, but word out of Storrs is that the Huskies stopped chasing him sometime this summer. Over the […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Roundup: Cameron to Georgetown, Vonleh reclassifies

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There have been some changes on the recruiting front in the past few days: Reggie Cameron, regarded as one of the top 3-point shooters in the 2013 class, gave a verbal commitment to Georgetown Wednesday morning, according to SNY’s Adam Zagoria. Also, blue-chip forward Noah Vonleh re-classified to 2013. UConn badly needs frontcourt players, and […] [Read More]
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Shock the World: UConn Basketball in the Calhoun Era

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Join author Peter Burns as he chronicles Huskies hoops in his new book, “Shock the World: UConn Basketball in the Calhoun Era.” A professor of political science at Loyola University New Orleans and a graduate of UConn, Burns takes readers through the past quarter century in Storrs. You can order the book here on Amazon.com […] [Read More]
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Media Poll: Top 20 players of Calhoun era

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The horde has spoken…or voted. Shortly after I unveiled my top 20 players of the Calhoun era last week, a little light bulb went off: Why not poll the other beat writers, too?  Most of them have been around the program far longer than I have; some covered the team in the late 80s and […] [Read More]
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