Kevin Ollie is in Atlanta for the Final Four, and he picked up the Ben Jobe Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding minority coach by CollegeInsider.com
Here is more info on that award from an earlier post. Ollie was also a finalist for the Joe B. Hall Award, which is given to the nation’s top first-year coach. That went to LIU’s Jack Perri.
But Ollie picked up the big prize he was looking for, getting a commitment from Rodney Purvis, who is transferring from NC State. Here’s the story on our main website. This is a great get for UConn, an elite player who will be ready to step in for Shabazz Napier after sitting a year. Really, it’s a statement that says the program, after a period of turmoil, is on solid ground again. A year ago, players were transferring from UConn.
Overall: really good day for the Huskies.