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UConn Men's Basketball: Steven Enoch will compete and train in Europe this offseason

Enoch will prepare for his sophomore season by training in Greece this summer.

NCAA Basketball: Connecticut at Southern Methodist Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

According to 247 Sports Andrew Slater, Steven Enoch will be playing international basketball in Europe this offseason. Enoch will train in Greece and also play on Armenia's 20-U team in the FIBA Euro Championship this July.

This is encouraging for Enoch and the Huskies. With the departure of Shonn Miller and the foul trouble Amida Brimah always seems to be in, UConn could use a reliable, physical post player. Enoch has the potential to mold into that dominant post presence.

Last season we saw glimpses of what the Norwalk native had to offer. He displayed a smooth hook shot, a nice overall shooting touch, and the ability to use his big frame to secure rebounds.

Those beacons of hope were certainly few and far between in Enoch's freshman season, however, as he averaged just 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds per contest while appearing in 27 games.

The way next season's roster is shaping up, Enoch is going to have to take up a larger role. The Husky big men are going to be a relatively young and inexperienced crew. Enoch needs to be a trusted piece- someone Ollie can use in a variety of different ways.

Hopefully, training in Greece over the summer and competing in the FIBA Euro Championship will give Enoch a chance to polish his skills before heading into his sophomore season at UConn.

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