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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

Recruiting Spotlight: Davon Reed

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Built much like former UConn star Jeremy Lamb (yes, it feels odd to write “former” next to his name), class of 2013 shooting guard Davon Reed has put himself on the Huskies’ radar. A 6-foot-5, 175-pound four-star recruit from The Princeton Day School (N.J.), Reed has recently been in contact with UConn and Louisville. It’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Recruiting Spotlight: Ahmed Hill

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If top 50 recruit Ahmed Hill ever wears a UConn jersey, it won’t be until the 2014-15 season. By that time, Jim Calhoun’s current contract will have expired and, in all likelihood, the Huskies will be led by a new head coach. Like several other recruits, Hill is hopeful that Kevin Ollie is next in […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Calhoun Cancer Ride and Walk set for Saturday

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Jim Calhoun’s annual “Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk” will take place Saturday, June 9 in Simsbury. This year’s event is in memory of RuthAnn Lobo, the mother of former UConn women’s basketball star Rebecca Lobo. She passed away last July after a long battle with cancer. “RuthAnn Lobo set an example that is an inspiration […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Recruiting Spotlight: Kahari Beaufort

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He’s the cousin of former UConn guard Doug Wiggins. He’s close friends with Kevin Ollie’s son, Jalen. And Kahari Beaufort — the best college prospect to come out of East Hartford since his older cousin — expects UConn to make an offer within the next week. A 6-foot-4 combo guard who ranks as a top […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting