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Recruiting Spotlight: Ahmed Hill

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If top 50 recruit Ahmed Hill ever wears a UConn jersey, it won’t be until the 2014-15 season. By that time, Jim Calhoun’s current contract will have expired and, in all likelihood, the Huskies will be led by a new head coach. Like several other recruits, Hill is hopeful that Kevin Ollie is next in […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Calhoun Cancer Ride and Walk set for Saturday

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Jim Calhoun’s annual “Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk” will take place Saturday, June 9 in Simsbury. This year’s event is in memory of RuthAnn Lobo, the mother of former UConn women’s basketball star Rebecca Lobo. She passed away last July after a long battle with cancer. “RuthAnn Lobo set an example that is an inspiration […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Recruiting Spotlight: Kahari Beaufort

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He’s the cousin of former UConn guard Doug Wiggins. He’s close friends with Kevin Ollie’s son, Jalen. And Kahari Beaufort — the best college prospect to come out of East Hartford since his older cousin — expects UConn to make an offer within the next week. A 6-foot-4 combo guard who ranks as a top […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

UConn will not take part in 2012 Big East/SEC Challenge

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UConn was not among the 12 schools selected to participate in next season’s Big East/SEC challenge, a tradition that began in 2007. The event is on rotation, a University spokesperson said, and it wasn’t UConn’s year to be in. The spokesperson said UConn is hopeful it will land a road game with an SEC school […] [Read More]
Categories: News

Recruiting Spotlight: Kentan Facey

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First there was Jerome Jordan, then Samardo Samuels. Now, it’s Kentan Facey, the next big product of the Jamaica Basketball Development Camp, an event designed to send the nation’s best players to the United States and, eventually, to a major Division I college. A 6-foot-9 rising senior at Long Island Lutheran, Facey has been in […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

The Curious Case of Andre Drummond

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A year ago today, Andre Drummond was a mystery, a long, muscle-bound 6-foot-11 package of basketball potential. He was hidden away in the barren southeast corner of Connecticut — nothing but trees and casinos there — and sheltered from the whirlwind of media hype that often sucks in the nation’s top prospects. But when he […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft

The ConnCast: NBA Draft Lottery

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In this week’s ConnCast, we discuss the NBA Draft Lottery and its impact on Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb. Chris also explains his choice for the intro song (he’s been behind most of the music selection, which is sadly the funniest part of our show). Give us a listen and check out my mock lottery […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft, Podcasts

Roscoe Smith, UNLV to test NCAA rule

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Former UConn forward Roscoe Smith will attempt to become eligible immediately at UNLV, according to an ESPN.com report. The story cites a source that says UNLV will “build a case” around Smith’s desire to play in the NCAA tournament. It seems highly unlikely that the waiver will be approved, however. The current rule (below) states […] [Read More]
Categories: General