UConn Basketball

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Michael Bradley Granted Release

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Redshirt freshman forward Michael Bradley became the fourth player to leave the UConn program since the season ended. Bradley, who has never appeared in a game in two years, has been granted his release from scholarship, the UConn athletic department confirmed Friday. The story was initially reported by CBSSports.com writer Jeff Borzello. Bradley declined to […] [Read More]
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RJ Evans commits to UConn

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Former in-state star R.J. Evans will finish his successful Division I career in a UConn jersey. Evans, a 2,000-point scorer at Norwich Free Academy and a three-year starter at Holy Cross, will transfer to UConn for his final year of eligibility, he confirmed to Hearst Connecticut Media Group Friday. He’s pursuing his Masters and will […] [Read More]
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A Look Back at Andre Drummond’s Career

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He was greeted with an uproar from the Rentschler Field crowd at an early September football game. And then he received another ovation — nearly as loud as Jim Calhoun’s — at UConn’s early October First Night. Andre Drummond was, without a doubt, hailed as some sort of savior when he arrived at UConn. His […] [Read More]
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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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