Sunday, June 07, 2009

Livin' On Tulsa Time

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 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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does JC feel like he has to fill all the ships? It seems like every other year we have a kid transfer. Why not hold our ships and go for bigger fish.

I have no national titles

8:22 PM 
Blogger David Borges said...

Fair point. When you think of the empty scholarships this past season (Miles, Majok, not to mention three guys who hardly ever played), you'd think they could survive on 12. But then, if the women (for some reason) get 15, maybe Jim just feels the men better at least get their 13.

9:20 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if JC thinks Ater is not coming back and needs another guy upfront!

I also do not know why JC has this urge to fill ships...

9:44 AM 
Blogger David Borges said...

That's certainly possible ... in fact, the more I hear, the more I think it's rather likely.

11:27 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am scared of that, Ater is important to next years team!

What do you think of Kyrie Irving on campus? is there alot of buzz

11:39 AM 
Blogger Ethan said...

I have heard that Majok has not looked good in his workouts. Where would he go? Certainly not the NBA. Would he really forgo the opportunity to play for UConn to play in Europe. That seems like a dumb long-run decision.

4:04 PM 
Blogger David Borges said...

Europe or even the 'D' League would be a better option than not playing at all, which could be the case if the NCAA finds violations in his recruitment. Not saying that's going to happen, but it's still a possibility. It's a very tricky situation.

4:31 PM 
Anonymous Cash Gifting Practice said...

Kyrie would be a great pick-up for Uconn. He'll be Top 5 in the nation by the end of the summer.

7:30 PM 

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