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Monday / March 19.
  • Boatright’s Attorney Hoping for Quick Resolution

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    The attorney for Tanesha Boatright, the mother of UConn freshman guard Ryan Boatright, hopes his situation “is resolved soon.”

    Tanesha is cooperating with the NCAA and we’re hoping that it’s resolved soon, but that is in large part beyond our control,” Scott Tompsett old Friday by phone. “Beyond that I can’t make any comment.”

    Tompsett is quite familiar with NCAA infractions cases, having repped former Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez and former USC assistant coach Todd McNair. 

    As the NCAA investigated his AAU days in Chicago, Boatright missed the first six games of UConn’s season during the NCAA’s first review. The Huskies went 5-1 during the stretch.

    Since he was shut down a second time Jan. 13, the Huskies are 1-1, including Wednesday’s 70-67 loss to Cincinnati at home.

    “Honestly, I don’t think we would have lost if we had Ryan,” Shabazz Napier told The Hartford Courant. “It’s like last year, when I’d come in as a second ball-handler and it would free Kemba. If we had Ryan, it might have freed Jeremy [Lamb] up more.”

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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.

    • The NCAA and Mark Emmert said in the Enes Kanter case, “If a player receives even a penny, they are permenantly ineligible.” Lets see if that holds true, or if the selective enforcement continues.

    • Kanter played for a pro team. Did he not? Last time I looked AAU was not a pro team but in the AAU world I sure this is not the only issue. It just looks like they are bullying him now to get at Calhoun. The same way they used the kanter issue to get at Calapari

    • It is more of a family issue. The NCAA is being fed information by Boatright’s mother’s ex-boyfriend. You would be hard pressed to find many top tier AAU players that couldn’t be suspended for one thing or another. All it takes is someone with a grudge to point out the improprieties to the NCAA.

    • Boatright’s Mother’s ex-boyfriend ratting you out to the NCAA=#hoodproblems

      UCONN, send the man a bag with money inside and this thing will go away (if what lawrencebwalker says is true).