Dan Hurley/ Uconn news

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  1. the Blades

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    UConn basketball: Dan Hurley on Huskies' rebuild, Jim Calhoun | SI.com

    Great read on selling recruits with the Uconn brand and the Hurley brand, how he expects to play style wise with 10 or 11 deep ( "This year it just so happens we have depth ") and his 1st year expectations.

    "In 2012 he took over a Rhode Island program coming off a 7–24 season and gradually built them into a team that sent home Creighton and Oklahoma in consecutive Marches. “I’ve been through this,” said Hurley, who was also pursued aggressively by Pittsburgh. “It’s almost like I have a manual.” With that in mind, Hurley sat down with SI.com to discuss what sorts of things that manual might entail, what he’s learned from Geno Auriemma and Jim Calhoun "
     
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    Man, I love this coach!
     
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    Although I cannot put too much stock into video clips from practice, Josh Carlton has some good moments in those highlights.
     
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    What do you guys think of a starting lineup of Adams, Gilbert, and Vital manning 3 guard positions, and Yakwe and Carlton up front?

    Or for more size, Wilson, Yakwe and Carlton up front, and Adams and Gilbert at guard?

    What do you think?
     
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    I'll play.....though Hurley was playing 3 guards at URI......my guess is:
    Jalen Adams........... 6-3/195.......PG....SR
    Christian Vital...........6-2/180......SG.....JR (is Rique healthy ?)
    Josh Carlton... .......6-10/235.... C..... SO
    Kassoum Yakwe.... 6-7/212....... F..... SR
    Tyler Polley..............6-8/200........ F.......SO

    and a NBA style 10 deep rotation off the bench
    Alterique Gilbert........ 6-0/171.... PG..... RS SO
    Tarin Smith.................6-3/185..... G...... SR
    Eric Cobb.................. 6-9/250...... C..... SR
    Isaiah Whaley............6-8/210........ F.......SO
    Sid Wilson..................6-7/180........F..... RS FR
     
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    CBS's Rothstein is at Uconn today, regarding a starting 5:






    Yuck, so they can get killed on the boards and manhandled vs. legitimate bigs again ?
     
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    Unfortunately, unless the bigs step up, the small ball matchups may be the best use of the personnel they have which is simply better at the guard positions. Hopefully Carlton, Yakwe, and Cobb can be workmanlike on the boards. At least they all have some experience.
     
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