Here's what we know about Scottie Haralson's transfer from UConn to the University of Tulsa:
Haralson apparently asked for a release from his scholarship a while ago but kept it under wraps as he finished up his schoolwork at UConn. He went home to Jackson, Miss. last week and enrolled in a summer course at nearby Hinds Community College, then visited Tulsa on Friday.
He'll be one of two newcomers at Tulsa in 2010-11, along with D.J. Magley, a post player who played the last two seasons at Western Kentucky.
Haralson's departure opens up a scholarship for the Huskies. While the spring signing period has passed, UConn will continue to look for players – most likely a big man – over the summer. Coach Jim Calhoun likes to use his full compliment of 13 scholarships, so there's a good chance Haralson's gets filled.
(If you're thinking of 7-footer Fab Melo out of Sagemont School in Weston, Fla., think again -- he's Class of 2010).
The Huskies did, however, get an unofficial visit over the weekend from Kyrie Irving, a Class of 2010 combo guard out of St. Patrick's High in Elizabeth, N.J. Irving, 6-foot-1, has been ranked the No. 2 point guard in his class by scout.com. His high school coach, Kevin Boyle, once said that Irving "might be the best guard ever to come out of Jersey." Irving is said to be a big-game player who can score and pass equally well.
UConn is hoping to line up another few visits between now and July 6, when the summer recruiting period starts and players start darting off with their AAU teams, etc.