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Saturday / September 26.
  • UConn’s Alterique Gilbert will transfer

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    UConn coach Dan Hurley announced Thursday that junior guard Alterique Gilbert will transfer.

    He will have one year of eligibility.

    The former McDonald’s All-American from Georgia had an injury-plagued career at UConn, where he averaged 8.5 points, 3.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds last season.

    “He needs a fresh start, an opportunity to find a place that can give him everything he needs,” Hurley said.

    UConn also loses guard Christian Vital to graduation.

    **For more on UConn guard R.J. Cole looking forward to becoming eligible and playing next season in the Big East, read this.

    **Also, UConn coach Dan Hurley is already prepping for Seton Hall, Other Big East rivals

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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.