Kevin Ollie: The Overachiever [Conn Magazine] … Other notes, quotes

by Categorized: Daniel Hamilton, Kevin Ollie, Rakim Lubin, Rodney Purvis, Sam Cassell Jr., UConn men's basketball


My friend Terese Karmel, a professor of journalism at UConn, has written an in-depth profile of Kevin Ollie for Connecticut Magazine. (and my bad on the headline that was previously on this post)

Terese describes Ollie’s long career as a player, and his promising career as coach in the piece,

Kevin Ollie, The Overachiever. See it here.


A couple of other things that might interest you …

Our coverage of Sam Cassell Jr.’s decision to come to UConn, from the main website and the Thursday Courant.


Couple of recruiting notes: Forward Devin Robinson is not coming to visit UConn this month, I’m told. It has been cancelled. He is apparently focusing elsewhere. With Cassell, Rakim Lubin, Daniel Hamilton and Rodney Purvis coming next year, UConn is about done recruiting from the class of 2014, unless someone special comes along. They’re apt to keep scholarships available for 2015 players.

UConn’s MO is to continue communicating with committed players as if they were still recruiting them, so as a matter of course they have stayed in constant touch with Daniel Hamilton out in LA. There does not seem to be any waver in his intent to come to UConn, to which he committed last spring. (His his brother, Isaac, left UTEP for UCLA prompting some speculation on that front.)


Former Husky Donny Marshall, newly elected to the Board of Trustees, has a new TV gig as an analyst for Nets games on the YES Network. Here’s the story from the YES website.



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