May 22, 2013
Back in March, Providence College guard Kris Dunn talked about trying out for the USA Basketball U19 World Championship team.
Dunn, who earned McDonald’s All-American honors at New London High School, will get his opportunity next month.
He is one of 24 players on the list for the World Championship team tryouts, which start on June 14 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Once the final 12-man roster is selected, the team will continue training camp and prepare for the FIBA U19 World Championship set for June 27-July 7 inPrague,Czech Republic.
“It’s an honor to go to the USA tryouts..,” Dunn said. “There’s a lot of great competition. It’s going to be a great experience.”
Dunn, a 6-foot-3 guard, recently completed his freshman season at Providence, averaging 5.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists.
A shoulder injury ended his tryout with the U18 World Championship team last summer.
UConn will be represented by guard Rodney Purvis, who transferred from North Carolina State but will not be eligible to play for the Huskies until the 2014-15 season.
May 21, 2013
The UConn men's basketball team continues to make off-season news.
UConn announced Tuesday that 7-foot-1 center Enosch Wolf's suspension has ended. He is eligible to rejoin the team as a...
May 11, 2013
It already is a memorable weekend for the UConn basketball family.
R.J. Evans of Salem is graduating today after completing a masters degree in educational psychology. It is a significant...
May 8, 2013
Guard Omar Calhoun had surgery on both hips in recent months, according to UConn.
Calhoun suffered from a common hip condition for athletes called femoral acetabular impingement. He underwent a...
April 26, 2013
Guard Shabazz Napier, UConn's leading scorer and team leader last season, announced today that he will return for his senior year.
Obviously, that's great news for the Huskies.
April 23, 2013
UConn announced some changes on the men's basketball coaching staff.
Ricky Moore has been promoted from assistant director of basketball administration to full-time assistant coach.
April 22, 2013
Amida Brimah’s signed letter of intent arrived at the UConn basketball office on Monday, allowing coach Kevin Ollie to talk about the promising recruit.
Ollie is clearly excited about...
April 19, 2013
UConn announced today that former North Carolina State guard Rodney Purvis has completed his transfer to UConn by signing a financial aid agreement.
Purvis, a 6-foot-3 combination guard, averaged...
April 5, 2013
The Huskies scored a major recruiting victory with the news that Rodney Purvis is transferring to UConn.
Newsobserver.com broke the story today.
Purvis, a 6-foot-3...
April 2, 2013
UConn announced today that it will open the 2013-14 men’s basketball season against Marylandon Friday, Nov. 8 at the Barclays Cente in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Washington Post reported the...
April 1, 2013
Some UConn men’s basketball news to pass along:
-- Judging from the buzz on Twitter, UConn is the running for now former North Carolina State guard Rodney Purvis, who announced Monday that...
March 26, 2013
Freshman Kris Dunn wasn't feeling well on Monday night.
That didn't stop him from contributing to Providence's 77-68 win over Robert Morris in an NIT second round game at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
March 21, 2013
UConn junior Tyler Olander was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with trespassing during spring break in Panama City Beach, Fla.
He was taken to Bay County jail.
March 13, 2013
The Big East tournament farewell party is underway here at Madison Square Garden.
It's kind of sad, really.
And it is also feels strange that UConn isn't here.
March 12, 2013
March is Award Season for college basketball.
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association selected UConn junior Shabazz Napier as the District I player of the year.
March 10, 2013
UConn junior Shabazz Napier earned his first All-Big East first team selection and freshman Omar Calhoun made the league's All-Rookie team.
The Big East announced the all-conference picks today.
March 9, 2013
What a fitting way for UConn to end the season.
The Huskies displayed a competitive heart and spirit right to the final game.
With a 63-59 overtime win Saturday over...
March 9, 2013
UConn junior Shabazz Napier will be in the starting lineup today for the season finale against Providence.
Napier, the team's leading scorer, has been sidelined the last two games with a right...
March 8, 2013
UConn is limping into its final game of the season.
Both junior Shabazz Napier and freshman Omar Calhoun will be game-day decisions for Saturday afternoon's game against Providence at Gampel...
March 7, 2013
Junior Tyler Olander is the latest player to be sidelined. He’s done for the season after fracturing his left foot in Wednesday’s loss at South Florida.
He will likely need surgery,...
March 6, 2013
UConn extended its losing streak to a season-high three straight on Wednesday night.
It was an ugly loss to perhaps the worst team in the Big East Conference.