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Drummond’s exit leaves UConn frontcourt thin

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Andre Drummond will declare for the 2012 NBA Draft and become the first one-and-done in program history, sources told Hearst Connecticut Media Group on Wednesday. In turn, UConn’s frontcourt — normally loaded with size and shot-blockers — is now severely lacking in both categories. UConn has 12 scholarships next year, according to a team spokesperson. […] [Read More]
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Evans “leaning strongly” towards UConn

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One in-state product might be on his way out, and another might be coming in. R.J. Evans is certainly not Andre Drummond, but he’s an experienced, brutally physical guard who can add depth and leadership to UConn’s backcourt. Evans, a 2,000-point scorer at Norwich Free Academy and a three-year starter at Holy Cross, is “leaning […] [Read More]
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If Andre Drummond goes pro…

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With Jeremy Lamb set for the NBA, the spotlight now shifts to Andre Drummond. I spoke to an NBA scout this afternoon and (surprise) he thinks Drummond should return to school. The scout couldn’t envision Drummond — still raw in the skills department — logging more than 20 minutes per game in the league next […] [Read More]
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Oriakhi narrows list of potential schools

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Don’t expect the Cameron Crazies to be jumping for Mr. Oriakhi…..baby. UConn’s prized transfer has trimmed his list and Duke isn’t on it. Oriakhi told Hearst Connecticut Media Group Tuesday that “as of right now,” he is looking at North Carolina, Missouri, Kentucky and Xavier. He figures to get major minutes at either North Carolina, […] [Read More]
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Jeremy Lamb’s Dunk

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Jeremy Lamb is headed for the NBA, so it’s only right to re-live his top highlight (and, outside of Shabazz Napier’s 30-footer against Villanova, the team’s top highlight) from this past season. Check the link below. [Read More]
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College Teammates Drafted in Top 10

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UConn sophomore Jeremy Lamb is expected to release a statement Tuesday regarding his decision, a source close to Lamb told Hearst Connecticut Media Group. The source did not know whether Lamb would go pro or return for his junior season, but let’s suffice to say it would be extremely surprising if he announced the latter. […] [Read More]
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Dyson to sign with Hornets

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Former UConn guard Jerome Dyson will finally get to wear an NBA jersey. Dyson, a four-year starter at shooting guard who has spent his entire professional career in the D-League, will sign a contract with the New Orleans Hornets. He broke the news on his Twitter account Monday evening: “Got that call I’ve been waiting […] [Read More]
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Andre Drummond’s Dilemma

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At the end of this week, the fuzzy UConn basketball picture should become much clearer. Jim Calhoun could make an announcement on his future, and the indecisive duo of Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb will likely make their respective decisions, as well. Everyone expects Lamb to go pro, but sources indicate Drummond is on-the-fence. He’s […] [Read More]
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