UConn’s first major road trip of the 2012-13 season will be the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands during Thanksgiving week. The Huskies will play three games in three days in a round-robin format.
Well, so far Wake Forest, Purdue, DePaul and now Hampton are in the field along with UConn. Three more programs will be added soon (we hope).
Since UConn and DePaul can not play, the competition for the Huskies appears to be a little thinner than it was the last time they played in the tournament in 2007-08 when Stanford, Duke and Old Dominion were lined up. That is unless Tennessee, Delaware and Kentucky are added. Then things may be a little more interesting.
But who cares really? Five days in paradise? Who cares about the basketball?