NCB On The Trail: Kevin Ollie

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Now that we have reached in the championship game, I would definitely say Connecticut. When Kevin Ollie took over this program on a full-time basis, there was a bit of uncertainty about him as a coach and as a recruiter because he was new to both fields. Anytime you have on-the-court success it opens doors for the next line of recruits. They now consider you and your program and will listen to you. This magical run for Ollie solidifies to the public and -- more importantly -- to the UConn program that he and his staff should get some nice residual benefits from future recruiting classes.

UConn ready to run and gun 

December, 18, 2013
It was just about one year ago that Kevin Ollie had the “interim” removed from his title as the Connecticut head men’s basketball coach, a decision that had as much to do with a potentially critical 2015 recruiting class as it did his strong start on the sidelines.

Fast forward 12 months and Ollie has Connecticut exactly where it is accustomed to being, right in the thick of the national college basketball landscape. Going into tonight’s game against Stanford (9:00p.m. on ESPN2), UConn is 9-0 and a consensus top 10 team in the country.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- On the heels of the invitation-only Summer Classic East event, the Hoop Group concluded the second week of the evaluation period with its Summer Jam Fest this past weekend. The Jam Fest welcomed a much larger field of players and presented us with a variety of intriguing storylines and a who’s who list of coaches in attendance to see ESPN 100 stars Goodluck Okonoboh, Kaleb Joseph and Abdul-Malik Abu.

Here’s what caught our eyes in Philly.

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