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Sunday / October 24.
  • Calling the UConn Huskies’ 2016-17 season tumultuous would be an understatement.

    In November, UConn lost two key players — Alterique Gilbert and Terry Larrier — to season-ending injuries.

    After finishing 16-17, three players opted to transfer, two key frontcourt players graduated, a coach departed the staff and the program’s top recruit asked to be released from his Letter of Intent so he could go elsewhere.

    That’s not the type of season they’re used to up in Storrs, Conn., where the Huskies have won four NCAA championships since 1999.

    “Coach [Kevin] Ollie, we met and he we took some time and one of the things he constantly talked about was identifying what a UConn man was, identifying how we wanted to play and we also talked a lot about culture and trying to figure out the right guys that were going to fit,” UConn assistant Dwayne Killings said on The 4 Quarters Podcast.

    Marvin Bagley’s visit to Arizona is off and his next trip appears to be a visit to UCLA on Monday, sources told ZAGSBLOG.

    The 6-foot-11 Bagley out of Sierra Canyon (CA) was slated to visit Arizona this week but is not currently on campus and the visit won’t happen at this point. The Wildcats have a full complement of scholarship players for 2017-18, and Bagley is looking to reclass and enroll in college this fall, making him eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft.

    He has already visited Duke and USC, where both of his younger brothers were also offered by head coach Andy Enfield.

    Bagley was initially slated to visit UCLA Aug. 10, but will now begin his visit Monday. The Bruins have one scholarship available.