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Tuesday / November 12.
  • UConn freshman James Bouknight faces court date after vehicular incident

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    Following an on-campus vehicular incident that occurred on Sept. 27, UConn freshman basketball student-athlete James Bouknight has been charged by campus police with evading responsibility, interfering with a police officer, traveling too fast for conditions and operation of a motor vehicle without a license. Bouknight is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 29.

    UConn head basketball coach Dan Hurley continues to deal with the matter internally as it pertains to the basketball team.

    “Like many college freshmen away from home for the first time, James made some immature decisions that will affect not only himself, but his family and his teammates,” Hurley said. “But he accepted responsibility for his actions early on and will deal with the consequences — within the structure of the team as well as on the outside. I am confident that he will use this unfortunate situation as a hard learning experience.”

    Bouknight has been cooperating with authorities and will continue to do so throughout the legal process.

    “I was irresponsible and made some foolish choices that I regret,” Bouknight said. “I want to apologize to my family, my coaches, and my teammates for this situation and for creating an unnecessary distraction as we get ready for the upcoming season.

    “But I intend to use this experience to learn from my mistakes and make better life decisions going forward.”

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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.