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Calhoun undergoes successful hip surgery

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Jim Calhoun underwent successful surgery Saturday night to repair a left hip fracture, the UConn athletic department announced. Calhoun, 70, was “resting comfortably” Sunday at the UConn Health Center in Farmington. He will likely be  released from the hospital within the next few days and will recuperate at home.  He’s expected to make a full […] [Read More]
Categories: News

Notes/Quotes from Calhoun Charity Classic

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The big story out of Uncasville Saturday evening was Jim Calhoun’s latest physical setback, a fractured hip that required surgery. Of course, there was some basketball played in Calhoun’s absence. Here are some interesting tidbits from Saturday’s Calhoun Charity Classic: *Kemba Walker (38 points on 14-of-27 shooting) was named the game’s MVP. Rashad Anderson (4-for-19 […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Former UConn players react to Calhoun’s fractured hip

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I spoke to a few ex-UConn guys before tonight’s Jim Calhoun Charity Basketball game at Mohegan Sun, which, of course, Calhoun will miss due to a fractured hip suffered in a bike accident Saturday. He is scheduled for surgery at the UConn Health Center Saturday night. Here’s the reaction from some of his former players: […] [Read More]
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Jim Calhoun to undergo surgery on fractured hip

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UNCASVILLE — The faces of UConn basketball — spanning from the 1980s to present day — gathered midcourt at the Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. There were 41 men in total, all posing for the camera: Ray Allen sat front and center clutching a basketball, flanked by Kemba Walker on one side and Donyell Marshall on […] [Read More]
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UConn target Xavier Rathan Mayes cuts list to 10

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Canadian shooting guard Xavier Rathan Mayes, one of UConn’s top 2013 targets, announced his top 10 schools Wednesday afternoon, trimming nearly 30 from his list of offers. And UConn made the cut!! No surprise here. Rathan Mayes, ranked 21st by ESPN in the class of 2013, raved about the Huskies (and specifically Kevin Ollie) during […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Report: Marcus Williams signs in Spain

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Marcus Williams, a first round pick in the 2006 NBA draft, has signed a two-year contract with Unicaja Malaga of the Euroleague, according to InsideHoops.com. The former UConn point guard, among the most prolific passers in school history, was most recently in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2009. Since then, he’s played in […] [Read More]
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Where are they now? The 1999 title team

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Former UConn point guard Khalid El-Amin inked a deal last week with a French basketball club, which marks his 12th different team in a professional career that began in 2000. That got me thinking…what have the other members of the 1999 championship squad been up to? Here’s the roster below: PG — Khalid El-Amin: Drafted […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Kahlil Dukes commits to USC, adds to growing number of CT hoops stars

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Hartford point guard Kahlil Dukes, considered a mid-major prospect throughout his high school career, gave a verbal commitment to Southern Cal Sunday morning, according to his Twitter account and several reports. Dukes, a rising senior at Capital Prep,  scored 48 points in a single game at the Adidas64 AAU tournament in Las Vegas this past […] [Read More]
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