Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
UConn assistant coach Andre LaFleur is leaving to become the associate head coach at Providence under Ed Cooley, according to GoLocalProv.com.
Reached by text, LaFleur said he could not confirm the move and would be unavailable to speak until Monday.
The report says LaFleur could be introduced at Providence as early as Monday.
LaFleur became Director of Basketball Operations at UConn in 2001 and was elevated to an assistant coaching spot in 2004.
He helped UConn win the NCAA championship this season as the Huskies beat Butler in the national final.
He then flew with star guard Kemba Walker to Los Angeles for the Wooden Award presentation in which Jimmer Fredette won the award and Walker placed second.
Walker later declared for the NBA Draft.
UConn head coach Jim Calhoun has not confirmed that he would return next season, but his son, Jeff, told SNY.tv he expects his father back.
Rolando Lamb, father of freshman wing Jeremy Lamb, also told SNY.tv the family is considering having Jeremy test the NBA waters. Underclassmen have until May 8 to withdraw and return to campus if they don’t hire an agent.
FREE THROWSDeAndre Daniels, a 6-8 wing from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academies, is on the Duke campus until tomorrow on his official visit…Joseph Uchebo, a 6-9 forward from Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God Academy, has obtained his release from N.C. State, per NewsObserver.com. “The staff wishes him the very best wherever he wishes to go,” coach Mark Gottfried said in a statement. Tyler Harris, a 6-9 forward from St. Benedict’s Prep, has also signed with N.C. State, but his father, Torrel, told SNY.tv he would maintain his commitment…Cezar Guerrero, a 6-foot point guard from Bellflower, Calif., signed with Oklahoma State on Wednesday. Here’s the release…Pittsburgh sophomore forward J.J. Richardson will transfer.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.