Players from the following schools -- Mount Vernon (N.Y.), Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), South Atlanta and Lincoln (New York City -- have been invited to today's game by UConn. Their respective teams are competing in the Spalding Hoophall Classic up in Springfield, Mass. this week.
In August 2007 I was named the New Haven Register's men's basketball beat writer. Prior to that, I covered the Red Sox as the Journal Register Co.'s traveling beat writer for three seasons. Yes, 2004 was my first year on the Red Sox beat.
Previous to that, I covered the Providence College Friars and Pawtucket Red Sox for JRC's Rhode Island and Mass. papers. I am a Rhode Island native, growing up in Barrington.