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Recruiting Spotlight: Xavier Rathan Mayes

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Given the small circle of elite Canadian basketball players, it should come as no surprise that Denham Brown is close with Xavier Rathan Mayes, perhaps the fastest-rising prospect in the class of 2013. In fact, Rathan Mayes’ uncle coached Brown at West Hill Collegiate Institute (Ontario), where he gained international fame by scoring 111 points […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

The Andre Drummond Roundup

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Andre Drummond spent some quality time with the media (and graciously answered the same question 15 times) on the eve of the NBA Draft. Because he’s an in-state kid, and more so because he’s the top recruit in program history who committed three days before school began, Drummond was undoubtedly the most captivating figure in […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft

Recruiting Spotlight: Reggie Cameron

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The UConn coaching staff cut right to the chase when they got Reggie Cameron on the phone. “It was the first time they called that they offered me,” said Cameron, a 6-foot-7 rising senior who ranks as one of the top 70 players in the class of 2013. “(Kevin Ollie) called me, but coach Calhoun […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Series History: UConn vs. Michigan State

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UConn and Michigan State have collided four times since 1998. Each has gutted out two wins. And that seems to be the operative term. When these two teams get together, it’s often a battle of mental and physical toughness. In three regular season meetings, the winner of Michigan State-UConn has gone on to win the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

UConn, Michigan State finalizing plans to open season in Germany

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Prior to a two-week break in late May, it had been a full calendar year since Niels Giffey visited his home nation of Germany. Giffey wasn’t homesick, but said he missed his family and, of course, the food. So, on the Friday that his first summer session ended, he boarded a plane and surprised his […] [Read More]
Categories: News

The ConnCast: NBA Draft Preview

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The NBA Draft is two days away, which means we don’t have to force awkward conversation about nothing in this episode of The ConnCast (but we end up doing that anyway). News-Times sports reporter Chris Brodeur and I examine the sliding draft stock of Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb. One topic takes us from Dion […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft, Podcasts

If Lamb and Drummond go in the top 10…

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My apologies if you’ve seen this graphic before. I just find it really, really interesting. I first posted it the day before Jeremy Lamb declared for the NBA Draft. At the time, I was operating under the assumption that both Lamb and Andre Drummond would be selected in the top 10. With the draft three […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft

NBA Draft: Mock 2.0

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If I’ve learned anything in my 15 years of being a complete draft nerd, it’s that the first crack at a mock draft never goes well. So that’s why I’ve made some adjustments since my initial mock a few weeks ago. I’m sure I’ll have at least one more before Thursday night’s draft. 1. New […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft