UConn Adds Experience From The Fifth-Year Senior Pool in Lasan Kromah [CBSSports.com]

by Categorized: Enosch Wolf, Kevin Ollie, Lasan Kromah, Omar Calhoun, R.J. Evans, Shabazz Napier, Syracuse basketball, UConn men's basketball

The Huskies had been looking over the list of possible fifth-year transfers for quite some time. They liked their experience with R.J. Evans and were open to the idea of another experienced player with leadership skills joining the program if a fit could be found.

It appears they found that fit in Lasan Kromah, a 6-foot-5 guard who was originally recruited for George Washington by Karl Hobbs, now a UConn assistant. Kromah is heading to UConn to take the last scholarship, as reported by CBSSports.com. He will be graduating from GW this spring, and can then play right away for the Huskies as a grad student in 2013-14.

Enosch Wolf’s suspension is lifted, but he will have to make the team as a walk-on, if he chooses to try (story here).

(FYI: I exchanged texts Tuesday with coach Kevin Ollie, who declined comment on Wolf. UConn cannot comment on Kromah until his paper work is done.)

Kromah, who turns 22 in June, missed his sophomore season with a serious foot injury, then returned as a junior but was not quite the same. He played off the bench for GW (13-17) last season and averaged 10.1 points per game and grew into a leadership role. His story, it seems, has a lot in common with Evans, who missed a year at Holy Cross and had that year of eligibility remaining. Coming from  the A-10, Kromah’s skill-level figures to be higher.

For some more info, here’s a good read on Kromah’s situation from the GW student newspaper’s Elizabeth Traynor.

With Kromah joining Omar Calhoun, Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and freshman Terrence Samuel, UConn will have a deep cast of perimeter players – ball handlers with some size. So a strong team, once Kromah’s paper work is all signed and sealed, will get stronger.



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