UConn Basketball

with Kevin Duffy

Possible Destinations for Alex Oriakhi

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Once UConn officially releases Alex Oriakhi from scholarship, there will be no shortage of suitors reaching out to 6-foot-9 forward. As disappointing as his junior campaign was, people forget that Oriakhi was an absolute monster as a sophomore. Just ask Rick Barnes and Tom Izzo, who saw Oriakhi torch their teams to the tune of […] [Read More]
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Should they stay or should they go?

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When Alex Oriakhi filed for a transfer on Wednesday, phrases like “and so it begins…” and “the first domino falls” popped up all over the web. It’s popular belief that Oriakhi’s impending departure is simply the first defection in a pivotal — and potentially program-changing — offseason. Let’s look at the other possible moves: JIM […] [Read More]
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NBADraft.Net’s Aran Smith breaks down UConn’s pro prospects

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I spoke with NBA Draft expert Aran Smith this afternoon to get some insight on the draft stock of Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond. Neither has officially declared for the draft yet, but both project as lottery picks. Here’s a quick take from Smith, who scouts college and high school basketball full-time and has been […] [Read More]
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Alex Oriakhi’s Career at UConn

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UConn junior Alex Oriakhi informed the school Wednesday of his intentions to transfer, according to his father, Alex Sr. Here’s a timeline of his career at UConn: *October 11, 2006 — Oriakhi, just a sophomore in high school, gives a verbal commitment to play at UConn. *November 13, 2008 – Along with Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, Oriakhi […] [Read More]
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Big East Report: Four Teams Remain

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If it wasn’t for UConn’s run to the national title last season, the story of the NCAA tournament may have been the collectively woeful performance by the Big East. The league got 11 bids and only two teams — UConn and 11th seeded Marquette — advanced to the Sweet 16. This year, nine Big East […] [Read More]
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UConn enters pivotal offseason

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We’ve reflected enough; now it’s time to look ahead. Actually, check out this link first: UConn’s season in quotes. O.K., now we’ve reflected enough. When UConn takes the floor in October 2012, there may be some radical changes to the roster (coaching staff included) and the team’s expectations. Let’s examine the most important offseason storylines: […] [Read More]
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UConn’s Season in Quotes

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A look back at the 2011-12 UConn basketball season and some of its memorable quotes: *October 19: “As talented as some of these young kids may be, they aren’t magical. Every one of you that saw Kemba play, every one of you who are sports fans, you could feel the magic he gave his teammates. […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Iowa State: “More often than not, you end up sitting here talking about what you could have done and should have done.”

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For one, Jeremy Lamb probably shouldn’t have attempted a windmill on the last play of the game. Really not his best idea. That was the exclamation point on an extremely disappointing effort that ended a very disappointing year. Any way you slice it, this was not a good season for UConn basketball. In the aftermath […] [Read More]
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