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Sunday / May 22.
  • UConn Latest to Reach Out to Harrell

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    UConn is the latest school to reach out to former Virginia Tech commit Montrezl Harrell, according to Kevin Duffy of the Connecticut News.

    The 6-foot-7, 225-pound power forward is also reportedly considering Louisville, Kentucky, Florida, N.C. State and Alabama.

    The Rivals No. 20 power forward in the Class of 2012, Harrell received his release from Virginia Tech Wednesday following the firing of Seth Greenberg.

    “We’d have loved to have kept him, but [head coach James Johnson’s] position is if the young man doesn’t want to be here with us on his own part, then we won’t keep him here,” associate athletic director for internal affairs Tom Gabbard told the Daily Press. “[Johnson] would like for him to be here, but you only get one chance in your life time to play college basketball.”

    In other UConn news, the school offered 2015 St. Benedict’s Prep guard Isaiah Briscoe Friday, his father told SNY.tv.

    Briscoe has previously told SNY.tv that he’s leaning toward Syracuse in part because his sister plays for the women’s team.

     



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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.