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UConn Huskies Weekend Digest

A new, hopefully regular, feature item which catches you up on all things UConn sports from the past weekend.

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George Springer (right) was named American League Player of the Week.
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It was a busy weekend for both current and former UConn players. Here’s a recap of the weekend that was in UConn Nation.

George Springer Named AL Player of the Week

After a torrid end of May/start of June, former UConn Baseball star George Springer has been named American League Player of the Week. Over the last six games, Springer has hit .500 with five home runs and nine RBI.

Included in those number was this 473-foot moonshot, the longest of his career.

Springer’s hot streak has propelled the Astros to a 10-game winning streak as well as the best record in baseball.

Tina Charles and Diana Taurasi Named WNBA Players of the Week

UConn swept the weekly WNBA awards as Tina Charles and Diana Taurasi earned Player of the Week for the Eastern and Western Conference, respectfully.

Charles scored a career-high 36 points against Dallas while Taurasi scored a season-high 27 points over Chicago.

With this week’s honor, Charles ties Tamika Catchings for the most Player of the Week awards with 22. Taurasi sits in third place with 20 POW honors.

UConn and Michigan Face-off on Jimmy Kimmel Live

During a recent episode of his late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel hosted a segment called “College Knowledge” in which UConn’s Caron Butler and Andre Drummond dueled against Michigan’s Jalen Rose and Glenn Robinson III in a trivia competition.

The former Huskies were at a disadvantage as they had just three years of college experience to the former Wolverine’s six. Drummond even joked, “I only went to college for six months!” You can check out the full video here.

Tremont Waters Commits to LSU

Scout’s Evan Daniels first reported that former UConn target Tremont Waters committed to LSU on Monday. Waters originally committed to Georgetown but was released from his LOI when head coach John Thompson III was fired.

After his release, UConn joined the mix and appeared to be a favorite for some time. However, the longer Waters waited, the less likely it seemed he would end up with the Huskies.

UConn is still in the mix for Italian guard Davide Moretti as well as UMass transfers Dejon Jarreau and Brison Gresham with three open scholarships remaining for this upcoming season.

Jalen Adams Changing Numbers

Jalen Adams will don a new number on the court next season as the rising junior tweeted a video that shows his locker nameplate updated from his original No. 2 to No. 4.

Number 4 has been worn as recently as Adams’ freshman year when Sterling Gibbs rocked it. Other players to wear 4 include Jeff Adrien, Jamal Coombs-McDaniels, and Ben Gordon.

Ben Gordon Arrested

Speaking of Gordon, the former UConn star was arrested on June 1 for pulling multiple fire alarms in his Los Angeles apartment. There hasn’t been an update since, so Gordon’s motives remain unclear.