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Pgh2Storrs

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I feel awful for Diarra. He would have been such a fun player to watch develop and would’ve brought the toughness/rebounding that we’ve been begging for since Shonn Miller left.

A lot of programs would’ve pushed him out earlier or not worked terribly hard to find a solution where the player sticks around. I realize it’s frustrating at times, but we’re incredibly lucky to have Dan Hurley and this staff steering the ship.
 
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Sad for him. Seems like a good kid and his toughness would have been useful over the past couple years. Will be happy to see him get his degree, and maybe a year totally off will give him a chance to play out a final year as a grad transfer a la Spike Albrecht
He's finished playing basketball.
 

Chin Diesel

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Glad to see he is staying in the program. Hopefully UConn can start looking for a big to replace him. Not sure how much readily available talent is out there.

This solidifies the need for Vital to be the key weapon for next year's team, correct?
 
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They have one guy in mind and are working to make that happen. But if not, they will most likely bank the scholarship and have 3 for 2020-2021. They won't reach for a big in this class (19).
Can't say which guy that is?
 
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I love the move by Hurley, let the young man make a decision and kept him in the program and is allowing him to build good life skills and get a great education from a great university, and opening up a coaching path for him. This is only a good look for us and may pay dividends down the road for recruiting!
 

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