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Kentan Facey commits to UConn, Kuran Iverson and Terrence Samuel visiting

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Scrap the trips to St. John’s and Rutgers. Kentan Facey’s tour of the Northeast was cut short after he visited Storrs. UConn landed its first player in the class of 2013 when prized big man Kentan Facey, a lean 6-foot-9 shotblocker, gave a verbal commitment following a Wednesday afternoon visit. “I always wanted to go […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Facey commitment: “All indication is that Kevin Ollie may be the new head coach.”

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I spoke with new UConn commit Kentan Facey and his AAU coach, Karriem Memminger, Thursday morning. Facey, a top shotblocker in the class of 2013, gave a verbal commitment to UConn Wednesday night following an afternoon visit to Storrs. Some highlights from the interviews: *Memminger on coaching situation: “All indication is that Kevin Ollie may […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

2013 center Kentan Facey commits to UConn

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UConn landed its first commitment in the class of 2013 from Kentan Facey, a highly-touted 6-foot-9 forward who visited Storrs Wednesday. The news was first reported by The New York Post. A long, athletic shotblocker, Facey committed to the Huskies without visiting any other schools. He had a visit scheduled for St. John’s (Friday) and […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Calhoun released from hospital

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UConn coach Jim Calhoun was released from the hospital early Tuesday afternoon and is recuperating at home, according to the UConn athletic department. Team spokesperson Phil Chardis added that Calhoun “sounded in very good spirits.” Calhoun, 70, took a spill during a routine bike ride Saturday afternoon and fractured his left hip. He was first […] [Read More]
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Report: Calhoun to be released from hospital Tuesday

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UConn coach Jim Calhoun will be released from the hospital Tuesday after recuperating from surgery to repair a fractured left hip, according to Mark Blaudschun, formerly of The Boston Globe. Blaudschun added that Calhoun would rehab at home for a week and then “return to business.” If that’s the case, it’ll be yet another quick […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Roundup: August 6

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There have been some changes since I last outlined UConn’s targets for the 2013 class. Josh Hart (D.C. shooting guard) and Tyler Roberson (N.J. small forward) trimmed their lists and removed the Huskies from consideration. Mike Young, who picked up a UConn offer about two weeks ago, committed to Pittsburgh this past weekend. The updated […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Calhoun undergoes successful hip surgery

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Jim Calhoun underwent successful surgery Saturday night to repair a left hip fracture, the UConn athletic department announced. Calhoun, 70, was “resting comfortably” Sunday at the UConn Health Center in Farmington. He will likely be  released from the hospital within the next few days and will recuperate at home.  He’s expected to make a full […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Calhoun Charity Classic

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The big story out of Uncasville Saturday evening was Jim Calhoun’s latest physical setback, a fractured hip that required surgery. Of course, there was some basketball played in Calhoun’s absence. Here are some interesting tidbits from Saturday’s Calhoun Charity Classic: *Kemba Walker (38 points on 14-of-27 shooting) was named the game’s MVP. Rashad Anderson (4-for-19 […] [Read More]
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