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Hitting The Links 7/24: UConn stars shine in the Pan Am games, Greater Hartford Pro-Am, and off the field.

NBPA Man Of The Year, Lighting the Greater Hartford Pro-Am on fire, and Huskies square off for Gold. More of the latest from Storrs.

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Men's Basketball

Five teams that should make the NCAA tournament

"Kevin Ollie has done a good job bringing in new talent for the upcoming campaign. He added veterans who will be eligible right away in Sterling Gibbs from Seton Hall and Shonn Miller from Cornell. Ollie brought in diaper dandy Jalen Adams at point guard. Daniel Hamilton and Rodney Purvis return. The Huskies should contend for the Top 25."

Boatright Done In By Neck Injury, Will Miss Rest Of NBA Summer League

"Boatright, a free agent signee of the Nets, sustained a neck injury and is done for the session, Nets coach Lionel Hollins told But it appears he made enough of an impression, as Hollins also said in an interview on NBA-TV that Boatright is a legitimate candidate to contend for a job in training camp."

Malik Monk wins MVP award at Nike Global Challenge

"UConn commit Alterique Gilbert and undecided reclassified forward Maverick Rowan each had 28 for the winners. Gilbert added five assists and four rebounds and Rowan had five and five."

Eli Wright snagging offers

"The stellar play this July by four-star shooting guard Eli Wright has brought in offers from the likes of Connecticut, Florida State, Iowa State, Miami and Pittsburgh."

UConn's Gibbs, Adams Get Jump On Teamwork At Pro-Am

"As the starting guards for a team called Philly's Subs, both Adams and Gibbs were impressive individually and in how they worked together, combining for 79 points in a 126-112 loss to Top Dog Entertainment. For a team called the Huskies, that's an important first step."

Current, Former UConn Stars A.J. Price, Amida Brimah At Pro-Am

A.J. Price and Amida Brimah played well combining for 65 points, but they were not the big story. The biggest story was Tremont Waters, who is entering his junior year of high school. Waters was guarding A.J. Price and Doug Wiggins the entire night, and Waters flourished. According to ESPN Waters holds offers from UConn, Purdue, Seton Hall, Stanford, Wake Forest and Yale. "He can play," Price said. "He can really go, so I just told him, 'Don't be content. Don't be content with that. Keep working; get in the weight room.'"

Broome Looks To Get Comfortable At Pro-Am

"I'm just out here having fun, working on some things, and it's a chance to get out here and show my face to the people in Connecticut so they get to know me," Larrier said after scoring 44 points for The Basketball Heads in a 116-105 victory against Philly's Subs."

Ray Allen Wins NBPA Man Of The Year Award, Hints He’s Done Playing (Video)

"Allen, who just celebrated his 40th birthday, was honored at the first-ever National Basketball Players Association Awards this weekend with the players union’s Man of the Year award. All awards were voted on solely by the players, and given his charity work off the court, Allen is an obvious choice."

Ray Allen's 40th birthday cake is basically the back of his basketball card

Women's Basketball

Battle of UConn Hoops Stars Goes To Canada in Pan Am Final

It was the Kia Nurse versus Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson showdown. This game would decide who won Gold in the Pan Am games. All three played exceptionally well, dominating the Pan Am Final. Breanna and Moriah combined for a total of 31 points and 13 rebounds for Team USA. Kia Nurse finished with 33 points and a Gold medal for Team Canada.

Storm guard Renee Montgomery traded to Lynx for Monica Wright

Renee Montgomery will join former Huskies, Maya Moore and Asjha Jones on the Minnesota Lynx.


"Having interactions like this lets us know that what we're doing really does have an impact," said Moore, who spent most of her 26th birthday with Ariya, enjoying the casual conversation the most."


UConn Football: Center Ryan Crozier out for season

"Jim Fuller of the New Haven Register reported on Tuesday that rising sophomore Ryan Crozier is out for the season with a "lower body injury."

TE Williams to transfer in

The 6-foot-3 TE from Northern Iowa is transferring into the program. Billy Williams will have to sit out this upcoming season due to NCAA transfer regulations.


On The Fly: Yankees Have Value, But Real Madrid Worth More

UConn Catcher Max McDowell has agreed to terms with The Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers selected McDowell in the 12th round of the MLB Draft.

Four Huskies Earn Spots on Summer League All-Star Rosters

"Four UConn baseball standouts, Aaron Hill, Willy Yahn, CJ Dandeneau and Jack Riley, have each earned all-star game nods in their respective summer leagues, highlighting another successful offseason for the Husky program. In addition to the squad’s four all-star players, several other UConn student-athletes have enjoyed success on the diamond during the summer months."

Other Teams

Men's Soccer Regular Season Finale To be Broadcasted on The American Digital Network

"The UConn men’s soccer 2015 regular season finale, set to be played on Saturday, Oct. 31 vs. USF at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium, will be broadcasted live on the American Digital Network, as announced by the conference on Tuesday."

Former Husky Buchanan Wins N.Y. State Open

"Former University of Connecticut golf team captain Jeb Buchanan (Loudonville, N.Y.) knocked in a four-foot par putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to capture the New York State Open championship Thursday at the legendary Bethpage Black course in Farmingdale."