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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

Recruiting Roundup: June 11

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As mid-June approaches, it’s time to examine UConn’s upcoming recruiting classes. Although UConn has two scholarships available for next season, my hunch is that the Huskies are done for 2012. If that’s the case, they get one more back in 2013 (moving their total to 13 scholarship players), an additional scholarship with the graduation of […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Recruiting

International Flavor in Storrs

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Let the “German Takeover” begin. At least that’s what Enosch Wolf tweeted (using the hashtag #GermanTakeover) after the Huskies received a commitment from Leon Tolksdorf. With the addition of the 6-foot-8 shooter — Jim Calhoun calls Tolksdorf “more of a scorer” than his two German counterparts — the Huskies now have three foreign players, all […] [Read More]
Categories: General

A few words with UConn coach Jim Calhoun

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I had the chance to speak with Jim Calhoun today on several topics, most of which related to international recruiting, something UConn has done frequently over the years. The head man also touched on the following subjects: *Making an announcement about return/retirement: “I never had to (announce I was returning) until the last couple of […] [Read More]
Categories: General

The ConnCast: Best coaching jobs in the Big East

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For the first time in ConnCast history, I picked the intro song. I think it went really well. Outside of that, Chris Brodeur and I piggy-backed on an ESPN column that listed the Big East coaching jobs from top-to-bottom (Syracuse was ranked No. 1 by the Worldwide Leader and South Florida was No. 15). I […] [Read More]
Categories: Podcasts