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"You'll recall our last conversation with Ty-Meer centered around a spinal stenosis diagnosis and his future. UConn coach Bob Diaco told us Phillips had been dismissed from the team in April."
"Connecticut finished the 2014 regular season with a record of 26-29, and a 9-14 mark in American Athletic Conference play, tied with Temple for sixth in the league. Due to the Owls taking a series in Storrs earlier this season, they earned the higher seed."
"In theory, she provides UConn a potential replacement for Stefanie Dolson, the All-American who is now a rookie with the WNBA’s Washington Mystics."
"Manuel said that the time it has taken to complete the negotiations should not be interpreted as a problem. It's a function of both he and Ollie traveling much of the spring, for recruiting and other engagements. Herbst has been monitoring progress."
" The University of Connecticut women's track and field team continued its dominant streak at the ECAC Championships on Sunday when it claimed its fifth outdoor title in the last seven years."
"On Thursday (May 22) the NCAA will officially announce which individuals will be selected to compete at the 2014 NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville, Florida from May 29-31. A complete event schedule for the event can be found HERE."
DeAndre Daniels NBA Draft
DeAndre Daniels has had a solid showing at the combine and his stock seems to be steadily rising. His measurables are good; he needs to put on some muscle but no reason to believe that won't happen in the NBA. His versatility and shooting ability will serve him well at the next level.
Shabazz Napier NBA Draft
That's Mister Shabazz Napier to you NBA. 'Bazz had an average performance in positional drills at the Combine, but to be fair it's gotta be tough with two championship rings weighing you down.