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UConn recruit Stevie Clark to be featured on MTV

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Stevie Clark, one of the nation’s premier high school point guards, will be featured on an MTV special titled “Nothing but Net.” The show, which airs June 10, contains footage filmed during Clark’s junior season of high school. Clark is currently mulling over scholarship offers from 25-30 Division I programs , his mother, Dorshell, told […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Recruiting

The ConnCast: Talking UConn, LeBron and yes, NHL!

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So who’s going home with the Conn Smythe trophy this year? In addition to that pressing issue, Hearst Connecticut sportswriter Chris Brodeur and I talk about recruiting, Kevin Ollie and UConn’s four newcomers. As usual, Chris calls me out and forces me to explain an embarrassing story. I also get pretty “Heated” in my defense […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Podcasts

Walker left off All-Rookie team

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Statistically speaking, Kemba Walker was snubbed in the NBA All-Rookie voting. Perhaps one statistic stood out to the voters: Charlotte was 7-59, good for the most dismal winning percentage in league history. In spurts, Walker was a bright spot for the lowly Bobcats. He averaged 12.1 points, 4.4 assists and 3.5 rebounds while committing just […] [Read More]
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A Closer Look: Tyler Olander

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Searching for a breakout player next year? All signs point to Tyler Olander putting up solid numbers as the team’s best post player. Here’s a brief look at Olander’s career thus far: Path to Storrs: Jim Calhoun used to drive to Bradley International Airport, board his chartered jet, which would barely clear Homer Babbidge Library […] [Read More]
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Big Opportunity for Olander

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As we learned six days after the season ended, the transfer rumors surrounding former UConn center Alex Oriakhi turned out to be very true. Once Oriakhi asked for his release, there was talk that Tyler Olander was next. After all, a potential change in scenery made perfect sense: Olander’s playing time — and confidence — […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Spotlight: Stevie Clark

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UConn continues to rebuild from transfers and early entry defections, and ESPN top 100 guard Stevie Clark could be the program’s next addition. Clark, a 5-foot-10, 160-pounder from Douglass High (Oklahoma City), ranks as the nation’s No. 11 point guard in the Class of 2013. He has led his high school to three consecutive state […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Recruiting

USC coach O’Neill: “Any situation like this decimates your basketball team”

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Aside from UConn, only one other high-major program has recently endured a postseason ban: Southern Cal’s self-imposed sanctions in the middle of the 2010 season forbid it from competition in the conference and national tournaments. It was Kevin O’Neill’s first year on the job. The violations that elicited the sanctions occurred under Tim Floyd’s watch, […] [Read More]
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UConn contacts ex-Virginia Tech commit Harrell

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In search of one more big man to fill out its 2012 recruiting class, UConn has contacted the camp of former Virginia Tech commit Montrezl Harrell, a source told Hearst Connecticut Thursday night. Harrell, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward from Tarboro, N.C., was released from his letter of intent on Wednesday. He requested the release after […] [Read More]
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