UConn’s Cassell nearing return to court

STORRS, Conn. – The crutches that became part of Sam Cassell Jr.’s daily wardrobe last winter are gone. Friday evening at Gampel Pavilion, the junior guard was officiating a pickup game at Kevin Ollie’s basketball camp and a smile had returned to his face. But Cassell, sidelined Jan. 25 with a stress fracture in his […]

Boatright, Moore head all-AAC first team

The American Athletic Conference All-Conference teams were announced Tuesday and the voting of the leagues’s 11 head coaches confirmed one thing everyone already knew. UConn guard Ryan Boatright and SMU guard Nic Moore are the best players in the AAC. Boat right, a senior, and Moore, a junior, were unanimous selections.  They were joined by […]

Boatright ignites UConn victory in season opener

STORRS – Senior point guard Ryan Boatright woke up a sleepy UConn offense as the No. 17 Huskies, defending NCAA men’s basketball champions, rallied from a nine-point deficit to open their season with a 66-53 victory over Bryant University Friday night before a sellout crowd at Gampel Pavilion. Boatright (24 points) sparked the comeback with […]

Purvis ready to hit ignition button for UConn

STORRS – Every July day that passes brings Rodney Purvis a little closer to his dream. He wants to be back on the basketball court, hitting shots and celebrating with the crowd. He wants to be part of a team again, and share that special bond that existed at UConn last season on the way […]

Draft night could Heat up for Shabazz Napier

  STORRS – The evidence is extensive. There’s only one step remaining in the process. Thursday night in Brooklyn, Shabazz Napier will hear his name called and then he will know where his professional  basketball career is destined to begin. It’s all the final verification of a great decision Napier made a little over a […]

UConn’s Brimah scheduled for shoulder surgery

UConn made it official today, announcing that freshman center Amida Brimah will have shoulder surgery Friday in Farmington. Here’s the full press release from UConn, explaining the need for the procedure: STORRS, Conn. (April 24, 2014) – UConn freshman center Amida Brimah (Accra, Ghana) is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery Friday morning at the UConn […]