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Napier in boot for six weeks

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UConn guard Shabazz Napier will wear a walking boot for the next six weeks to “relieve any stress in his right foot,” a team spokesperson said Friday. Napier, who dealt with a nagging foot injury throughout the 2011-12 season, was experiencing what the UConn medical staff termed “symptomatic discomfort” in his right foot during tryouts […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Spotlight: Rashard Figures

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When the clock struck midnight this past Friday, the cell phone owned by rising high school junior Rashard Figures went into full seizure mode. Cincinnati, Seton Hall, Virginia, Boston University, George Mason, LaSalle, St. Joe’s, Delaware, Rhode Island and UConn contacted the 6-foot-4 shooting guard shortly after Thursday, June 14th morphed into the 15th. These […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

ConnCast: The All-UConn Olympic Team and All-Geno/Wrestler/Musician Team

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In this week’s ConnCast, Chris Brodeur and I compile our “UConn Dream Team,” the 10 former Huskies who would have the best shot at bringing home Olympic Gold. But before we get to that, we dissect a far more important “dream team.” In case you aren’t keeping up on the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am, let me […] [Read More]
Categories: Podcasts

Who’s the top physical specimen to enter NBA Draft?

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Want to see how Andre Drummond stacks up against some of the other young “physical freaks” to enter the draft? Below, Drummond’s NBA Draft combine performance is compared with the results from Dwight Howard (2004), Blake Griffin (2009), Amare Stoudemire (2002) and Shaquille O’Neal (1992). *Information was obtained from DraftExpress.com Drill Drummond Howard Stoudemire Griffin […] [Read More]
Categories: General, NBA Draft

Breaking down Drummond at NBA Draft Combine

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The constant exposure and over-analysis that has become standard in today’s sports world often allows things of importance to get lumped in with all the nonsense. And it’s affected the way we look at drafts: Trivial characteristics are blown out of proportion and, as a result, certain players shoot up or tumble down the draft […] [Read More]
Categories: General, NBA Draft

Napier withdraws from Puerto Rican national team

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UConn point guard Shabazz Napier made the cut for the Puerto Rican national team, but opted to return home because of discomfort in his right foot, the UConn athletic department announced Monday. Napier, a rising junior, battled through several nagging injuries during a sophomore campaign in which he averaged 12.7 points and 5.8 assists per […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Roundup: Class of 2014

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UConn could sign as many as five prospects for the class of 2013, and it’ll also have quite a few spots to fill in 2014 when Shabazz Napier, Tyler Olander and Enosch Wolf graduate. Here’s a look at some potential signees: Ahmed Hill, 6-4 SG, Augusta, Ga.: Often compared to Russell Westbrook, Hill is an […] [Read More]
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Drummond looking good in workouts

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Earlier today, I stumbled upon this YouTube video of Andre Drummond’s workout with the Sacramento Kings. It’s obviously a compilation intended to make Drummond look good, but there are a few notable things to take away: Drummond’s release point appears to be much higher and his form appears to be far more consistent than it […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft