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Hitting the Links: 5/19- Daniels and Napier Seeing Draft Stock Rise

Darren McCollester

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Husky NFL draftees sign, two leave the program after graduation

"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."

UConn Earns No. 7 Seed In The American Baseball Championship, Pool Play Schedule Set - UCONNHUSKIES.COM - The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies

"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."

Natalie Butler Big East Freshman Of The Year Transfers To UConn Women - Hartford Courant

"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."

UConn's Kevin Ollie helped Unveil AAC Tourney Logo - Hartford Courant

"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."

UConn Wins Fifth Outdoor ECAC Championship - UCONNHUSKIES.COM - The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies

" 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."

Men's Track and Field Takes Second Place at IC4A Championship - UCONNHUSKIES.COM - The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies

"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

Daniels Hopes to Improve Draft Stock | NBC Connecticut

UConn's DeAndre Daniels At NBA Combine - Hartford Courant

On-The-Clock Mock: Cleanthony Early or DeAndre Daniels - Peachtree Hoops

DeAndre Daniels’ size standing out at the NBA Draft Combine –

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

Despite size, teams consider drafting Napier | Comcast SportsNet -

Two championships put Napier in special column - Sports - The Boston Globe

Shabazz Napier at 2014 NBA Draft combine: Playing for hometown Boston Celtics would be 'insane' |

NBA Combine: Shabazz Napier -

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.