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Who’s the top physical specimen to enter NBA Draft?

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Want to see how Andre Drummond stacks up against some of the other young “physical freaks” to enter the draft? Below, Drummond’s NBA Draft combine performance is compared with the results from Dwight Howard (2004), Blake Griffin (2009), Amare Stoudemire (2002) and Shaquille O’Neal (1992). *Information was obtained from DraftExpress.com Drill Drummond Howard Stoudemire Griffin […] [Read More]
Categories: General, NBA Draft

Breaking down Drummond at NBA Draft Combine

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The constant exposure and over-analysis that has become standard in today’s sports world often allows things of importance to get lumped in with all the nonsense. And it’s affected the way we look at drafts: Trivial characteristics are blown out of proportion and, as a result, certain players shoot up or tumble down the draft […] [Read More]
Categories: General, NBA Draft

Napier withdraws from Puerto Rican national team

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UConn point guard Shabazz Napier made the cut for the Puerto Rican national team, but opted to return home because of discomfort in his right foot, the UConn athletic department announced Monday. Napier, a rising junior, battled through several nagging injuries during a sophomore campaign in which he averaged 12.7 points and 5.8 assists per […] [Read More]
Categories: News

Recruiting Roundup: Class of 2014

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UConn could sign as many as five prospects for the class of 2013, and it’ll also have quite a few spots to fill in 2014 when Shabazz Napier, Tyler Olander and Enosch Wolf graduate. Here’s a look at some potential signees: Ahmed Hill, 6-4 SG, Augusta, Ga.: Often compared to Russell Westbrook, Hill is an […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Drummond looking good in workouts

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Earlier today, I stumbled upon this YouTube video of Andre Drummond’s workout with the Sacramento Kings. It’s obviously a compilation intended to make Drummond look good, but there are a few notable things to take away: Drummond’s release point appears to be much higher and his form appears to be far more consistent than it […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft

Notes/Quotes: Calhoun talks Evans, next season

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Before we get into these notes, a little promo: Be sure to check out my feature on UConn newcomer R.J. Evans in Friday’s Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. Moving on…. I made the trip to Storrs on Wednesday to talk with Evans for the story (right now, Evans, DeAndre DAniels, Ryan Boatright and Tyler Olander are the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Getting to know R.J. Evans

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If you want to accuse me of stealing this idea from Dan Patrick’s “Just My Type” in Sports Illustrated, go right ahead. As we learned in The Social Network, it’s not illegal to steal an idea. It’s just highly frowned upon. So, since everyone loves reading those off-beat SI interviews, I figured it would be […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Recruiting Spotlight: Chris McCullough

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The recruitment of elite 2014 prospect Chris McCullough, a consensus top 10 player and a major target for UConn, appears to be wide open. At least that’s what his AAU coach, Terrence “Munch” Williams, will tell you. “The schools that stand out to him will be the ones that come to the majority of his games […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting