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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

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]
Categories: News

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