RELEASE FROM UCONN:
STORRS, Conn. (May 7, 2015) --- Sophomore guard Terrence Samuel has requested and been granted his release from the UConn basketball program and will transfer at the end of the current semester.
In two years at UConn, Samuel appeared in 65 games, starting eight, and averaged 3.0 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.
"Terrence has been a player who has always given his best on the court and in the classroom," UConn Coach Kevin Ollie said. "We thank him for his contributions to the program and wish him good luck and much success in all his future endeavors."
Samuel, a 6-4 guard from Brooklyn, N.Y., averaged 4.5 points a game and provided solid defense in the six games of the 2014 NCAA Tournament as the Huskies captured the National Championship. This past season, he saw action in all 35 games, averaging 3.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.6 assists.
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Samuel had a quiet start to his freshman year, but came on strong towards the end, contributing nicely to the 2014 national championship run. He saw more playing time his sophomore season, but his play was erratic and inconsistent. The Brooklyn native held offers from Louisville, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Pittsburgh and Villanova at the time of his commitment to UConn.
His departure could indicate that we may hear some good news on the recruiting front. Perhaps we'll be hearing from either Sterling Gibbs or one of the highly coveted 2016 guard prospects soon.
Samuel is the second player transferring from UConn this offseason, after Rakim Lubin's announcement earlier this spring. The Huskies have added Shonn Miller, a graduate transfer from Cornell. From the high school ranks they will be adding point guard Jalen Adams and power forward Steve Enoch.
From Husky Nation, thanks to Terrance Samuel for his two years of service, and for contributing to a very special 2014 team.