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Former NFA guard Evans visits UConn

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R.J. Evans paid a visit to the XL Center this past season as a member of the Holy Cross basketball team. According to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Evans — a graduate of nearby Norwich Free Academy — visited UConn again on Monday. This time, the circumstances were a bit different: Evans is transferring for […] [Read More]
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Oriakhi released from scholarship

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UConn forward Alex Oriakhi has been officially released from his scholarship, a school spokesperson said Tuesday. And that means Oriakhi, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound senior-to-be, can talk with other schools. A source close to the situation said Kentucky and North Carolina are among the teams that have contacted Oriakhi. The source also added that Oriakhi probably […] [Read More]
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Big Man U?

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For the better part of the past decade, the scouting report on UConn has been the same: Beware of the paint. The Huskies led the nation in blocked shots for eight consecutive seasons (2001-2009) and coach Jim Calhoun has routinely turned project centers — Hilton Armstrong and Hasheem Thabeet come to mind — into lottery […] [Read More]
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UConn and the APR: Announcement could be made this week

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If you’re confused about UConn’s APR situation, don’t feel self-conscious. It’s a fairly complicated matter. Last night, ESPN.com’s Andy Katz reported that UConn could learn its 2013 NCAA tournament fate within the next week. Katz was referring to UConn’s appeal to the NCAA, not the NCAA’s potential change in APR data collection. Let’s make one […] [Read More]
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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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