Bonzie Colson, R.I. Player of Year, Takes Unofficial Visit .. Calhoun Honored At Franciscan Life Dinner

by Categorized: Daniel Hamilton, Kevin Ollie, Rodney Purvis, UConn men's basketball

Back from Virginia and the NCAA baseball tournament. Here are some notes from UConn basketball …

Bonzie Colson Jr., a power forward from New Bedford Mass and St. Andrew’s School in Rhode Island, took and unofficial visit to UConn today, and also visited Rhode Island, where his father played and was captain of the Rams. (Colson tweeted this a few hours ago.)

Not sure where UConn’s interest is at this point, but the Huskies staff, after landing transfer guard Rodney Purvis and swing man Daniel Hamilton last month, has been targeting a number Class of ‘14 power forwards.

Colson is 6-foot-6, 195 pounds, and his recruitment seems wide open, bigger name schools beginning to get involved. He averaged 16.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 6.8 blocks for St. Andrew’s, and he was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Rhode Island. ESPN ranks him 81st.

Former coach Jim Calhoun was honored with a special tribute at the annual Franciscan Life Center banquet in Southington on Tuesday night. The former coach has been involved with the organization for many years. This year’s event also honored Quinnipiac AD Jack McDonald and Northwest Catholic High coach John Mirabello, who got the “Dean of Sports” award in memory of the late, great Arnold Dean, and included a silent auction to benefit the Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Kevin Ollie, Tom Moore, Steve Pikiell, Jake Voskuhl and Joe D’Ambrosio were among those expected to pay tribute to Jim and Pat Calhoun.

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