Insightful Ollie Commentary
"Ollie's son will attend Avon Old Farms in the fall. His daughter is a few years younger. Even while bouncing around the NBA, Ollie kept his family home in Connecticut. Will the vagabond lifestyle be something Ollie would be ready to embrace again after his children get older?"
"As this whole process played out, a source close to Ollie categorized him as "a different kind of guy." A guy who marches to his own beat. A guy who won't just jump at big NBA money. A guy who cares deeply about his assistants receiving their financial due."
"Ollie won't be blessed with this kind of team every year. No matter how good he might be at recruiting or teaching, he will get players who don't buy into the system, who aren't willing to make their teammates better, who suck the energy out of practice like a vampire, with a poor attitude and consequently poor play."
"Ollie made the right move and got a raise by saying 'no' to the NBA. Ollie's salary right now is about $1.3 million and this would more than double if (he) will be signing the $3 million annual extension"
"The Huskies might actually be nearing a situation where they have too many players and not enough minutes when Samuelson, Boykin, Collier and Butler arrive. They will join a team that will also have juniors Morgan Tuck and Saniya Chong along with Jefferson and Stewart. That's a dozen of the best players in the nation all at UConn's disposal."
'"I decided to transfer because I feel like I need a fresh start somewhere closer to home," Banks said in statement. "I really appreciate all that my teammates, coaches and the university have done for me and I will miss everyone at UConn dearly."'
"Shamar Stephen was drafted in the 7th round at pick #220 overall by the Minnesota Vikings. This was a bit below where many of us thought he would go, but I think he landed in a good situation. He's gone through the Vikings rookie camp and Coach Mike Zimmer had a few nice things to say about him. Here's four reasons why Shamar has a great chance to make the Vikings squad."
"every year guys get drafted higher than their ability dictates because they wowed scouts at the combine. Then the pads get put on, and they can't compete. We know that won't be an issue with Yawin. Dude is a baller. His talent and production at the college level is comparable to the top LB's in this draft."
"I sell prints of five different pieces of my art on my website. This year I want to sell originals, too," said McClain. "I've been drawing a lot so I'm actually looking to create more professional-quality pieces."