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NCAA reaffirms stance on APR timing

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The final shred of hope is no more. The UConn men’s basketball team, barred from the 2013 postseason because of its substandard APR, has run out of lifelines. At the conclusion of its two-day meeting, the NCAA Committee on Academic Performance “reaffirmed” its stance on APR data collection for postseason eligbility, an NCAA spokesperson said. As planned […] [Read More]
Categories: News

Previous UConn recruiting classes

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The live recruiting period began Wednesday, which means the UConn coaching staff will spend the next three weeks tracking elite prospects across the country. The Huskies are in the hunt for quite a few top 100 players in the class of 2013, and could potentially sign four or five from the following group:  SG Isaac […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Recruiting Spotlight: Stephen Zimmerman

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Let’s do a fun comparison between Player A and Player B at the end of ninth grade. You decide which scenario is preferable. PLAYER A PLAYER B *Stands 6-10 *Sprouted to 5-5 *Nation’s No. 9 player in class of 2015 (ESPN) *No. 2 dribbler among right-handed 9th graders at his high school (self-ranked) *Wears size […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

The ConnCast: New homes for ex-Huskies

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The ConnCast was on a one-week hiatus. Clearly, we got a little rusty. I was on vacation last week (if you must know, I did accomplish my goals of watching Breaking Bad and getting tan) and in the meantime, Ray Allen went to the Heat and Hasheem Thabeet signed with the Thunder. In between the […] [Read More]
Categories: Podcasts

Huskies on the Move: Tracking UConn alumni in the NBA

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The biggest sports story in the nation, at least on Friday night, belonged to former Boston Celtic Ray Allen. Yes, I said “former.” Allen, 36 but still an elite spot-up shooter, inked a three-year, $9 million deal with the defending champion Miami Heat. He turned down nearly twice as much money from the Celtics. Bottom […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft

Recruiting Spotlight: Jared Wilson-Frame

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Connecticut basketball isn’t too shabby after all. No, I’m not talking UConn hoops — three national titles in 13 years is just fine — but rather Connecticut high school ball, which doesn’t have much of a national reputation. In recent years, though, the nation’s third smallest state has produced some big-time talent. It started with […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Recruiting Roundup: Class of 2013

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My vacation begins when this post ends. Next time you hear from me, I’ll (hopefully) be really tan and really caught up on Breaking Bad. For now, I’ll help catch you up on UConn’s recruiting targets for the class of 2013. Since my last roundup, Winston-Salem swingman Greg McClinton gave a verbal commitment to Wake […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Drummond to Detroit, Lamb to Houston: How do they fit?

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Their names stayed on the board a bit longer than expected, but Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb both found NBA homes. In doing so, they the third UConn tandem to be selected in the lottery. Emeka Okafor and Ben Gordon went No. 2 and 3 in 2004, while Rudy Gay and Hilton Armstrong were chosen […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft