Basketball News, Labor Day Roundup 2011

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Today’s roundup starts in Storrs, CT, where the Connecticut Huskies just landed an unlikely recruit in Andre Drummond, despite many questions regarding Drummond’s status and whether head coach Jim Calhoun was even going to be coaching the team in the future. Calhoun told the university that, yes, he does intend to return, but the landing of Drummond has raised a lot of eyebrows:

But wait, UConn didn’t have any remaining scholarships to offer Drummond under the NCAA cap for men’s basketball. UConn actually only has 10 scholarships available this year — three fewer than allowed under NCAA rules. Why so few? Because the men’s basketball program has consistently treated NCAA rules as recommendations rather than requirements, coupled with the fact that their graduation rate languishes around 30%.

Just in case you’ve started thinking that young players are missing out on their fundamentals, check out this 9-year old who runs through some elite dribbling drills better than most college players:

Finally, here’s Coach K’s reaction on the Tim Brando Show about Jim Calhoun’s return:

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