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Hitting The Links 7/9: Academic Achievements, a Five-Star commitment, and more Huskies in the Pro's

Kevin Ollie lands a big one, Huskies on conference's All-Academic Team, and keeping up with Huskies gone pro.

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Men's Basketball

Five-star PG Alterique Gilbert commits to UConn

"Gilbert, a 6-foot-1 Miller Grove (Ga.) product, chose the Huskies over Louisville, Illinois, Syracuse and Texas. He had trimmed his list to five schools in May, and UConn was the first and only school to which he took an official visit."

UConn great, Hamden native Scott Burrell expected to be named SCSU men’s basketball coach

Former UConn great and NBA Champion, Scott Burrell is excepted to be named SCSU's head coach.

Report: Nets sign Ryan Boatright to two-year, partially guaranteed deal

"The Nets have signed UConn’s Ryan Boatright to a two-year, 1.4 million deal — and 75k of it is guaranteed, according to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders."

Report: Heat have put out "feelers" on trading Shabazz Napier

Heat guard Shabazz Napier has been placed on the trading block. This move is to possibly clear cap space in Miami, also it could be because of an already crowded backcourt in Miami.

Nets lose in final second to Heat

"Boatright, who the Nets signed to a partially guaranteed contract two days ago, showed that despite his small stature he can shoot and play.  Boatright finished with 23 points, three rebounds, and two steals, shooting 7-of-14 overall and 5-of-8 from deep in 25 minutes. He scored 13 in the third, including three three-pointers that put the Nets ahead."

Ryan Boatright Has Tough Go In Third NBA Summer League Appearance

"After an eye-opening start in his first two games, former UConn point guard Ryan Boatright cooled down a bit in his third NBA Summer League appearance for the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday."

Heat's Shabazz Napier shows little rust in return to court

"Napier contributed 14 points, four rebounds and six assists to the Heat win, and said he felt good, but will continue to work on getting back to 100 percent."

UConn Men's Basketball: Huskies Rank 37th in Attendance in 2014-15, American Lags Behind

The Connecticut Men's Basketball team drew an average of 10,687 fans per home game. This ranked them 37th in the nation and second in the conference, only behind Memphis.

Women's Basketball

UConn Women's Insider: Grad Assistant Lister Still Has Pro Hopes

"Our staff was thinking about finding a player two weeks ago. So I talked to [Lister] and nothing really panned out. Then we are sitting in a coaches meeting and she called me. I said, 'Jasmine it is so ironic that you called because there is a chance that we are going to be looking for a point guard pretty soon.'"

UConn Basketball Attendance: Men See Small Increase, Women Small Decrease

"Geno Auriemma's team had an average of 8,216 fans at 15 home games this past season for a total attendance of 123,247. That was good for sixth among Division I schools. In 2013-14 UConn ranked fifth and had about 100 more fans per game, according to data from the NCAA."


UConn Football Insider: Taking A Look At Oct. 30 Opponent ECU

"Still, East Carolina is East Carolina. It always has talent and it will always compete. In its many attempts to prove it should be playing big boy football, it has been successful. North Carolina and Virginia Tech know from last season. The Pirates, under coach Ruffin McNeill, play at Florida, which beat ECU 28-20 in the Birmingham Bowl in January, and will host Virginia Tech again."

McQuillan Has High Hopes In NFL Supplemental Draft

"Well, first of all, I'm going to make it, and second of all, there isn't a backup plan," McQuillan said. "I'm confident I'm going to be able to do this thing. I'm prepared for this. I'm going to show them I'm athletic, I'm versatile, I can do a bunch of different things. I'm confident and I'm ready for this next step, so I haven't thought about anything else."

Ex-UConn Player Sean McQuillan Works Out In Front Of NFL Reps

"The Glastonbury native, Avon Old farms standout and former UConn tight end had a personal pro day in front of three NFL scouts at SportsWorld on Wednesday morning."


Nine Huskies Honored on Hockey East All-Academic Team

"The UConn men's hockey team placed nine players on the Hockey East All-Academic team for the 2014-15 season."

UConn hockey adds Brendan Buckley to coaching staff

"Buckley joins the Huskies' staff as an assistant coach, replacing Mike Souza who departed to become an associate head coach at his alma mater, the University of New Hampshire."

UConn Hockey Adds Defenseman Joseph Masonius for 2015-16

"UConn head coach Mike Cavanaugh announced the addition of Joseph Masonius (Spring Lake, N.J.) to the men's hockey program.  Masonius has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Huskies for the 2015-16 season."

Other Teams

Four Men's Track and Field Student-Athletes Compete at USATF Junior Outdoor Championships

"After helping the UConn men’s track and field team capture the 2015 American Athletic Conference Outdoor title in late May, four Husky student-athletes finished off impressive seasons at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, held on June 25-27 at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon."

Women's Track and Field Athletes Round Out Action at USATF Junior Outdoor Championships

"After helping the UConn women’s track and field team finish as the 2015 American Athletic Conference outdoor runner-up, three Husky student-athletes rounded out impressive seasons on Friday at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, held at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon."