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Saturday / January 23.
  • UConn’s Javonte-Brown Ferguson is transferring

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    UConn freshman big man Javonte Brown-Ferguson is transferring, he told ZAGSBLOG.

    He has played in just two games, tallying two points and one rebound.

    UConn coach Dan Hurley told reporters the transfer “happened very suddenly. That wasn’t something that we thought was pending. But I understand the culture of college basketball, and what’s to come with the new transfer rules that are gonna come into place.”

    The 7-foot, 240-pound big man from Baltimore (MD) Mount Saint Joseph High School and the Under Armour Canada Elite AAU program, reclassified up and then chose UConn over Kansas and Texas A&M in November 2019. Indiana, Marquette and Purdue were also involved.

    UConn has a number of other big men, including Akok Akok, Josh Carlton, Isaiah Whaley and Adama Sanogo.

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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.