UConn men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley announced that Sid Wilson’s suspension is over and he will be eligible to play on Tuesday against UMass Lowell.
“Sid is gonna bring a great piece to this team,” Christian Vital said after the game. “He hasn’t played in college, but he’s gotten a lot stronger. His shot looks a lot better this year.”
The St. John’s transfer was suspended before the season for a “violation of university policy” and missed the Huskies’ first six games.
“I can’t wait to have him back” Jalen Adams said. “It’s going to be great to see what he brings to our team... Just some of the stuff he does in practice is amazing... Whether it’s rebounding, blocking shots, he’s a great shot blocker, which people probably don’t know.”
While he likely won’t start against UMass Lowell, Wilson projects to have a big role still this season. He was a 4-star prospect coming out of high school and brings athleticism and 3-point shooting ability to the wing and stretch-4 positions. Wilson will compete will Tyler Polley for minutes at those spots.
“He’s going to have to earn his minutes,” Vital said. “The type of player that he is, the type of athlete that he is, it’s on him... but I believe he will.”