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The Connecticut back court was already in good shape with the return of Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun. On Tuesday afternoon, Kevin Ollie added to his guard depth with George Washington transfer Lasan Kromah.
This news came according to CBSSports.com, who confirmed the transfer through a source.
Kromah is graduating from George Washington, which means he does not have to sit out a year and can use his last season of eligibility next season in Storrs. Ollie has already added N.C. State freshman guard Rodney Purvis earlier this offseason, although he will have to miss the entire 2013-2014 campaign per NCAA transfer rules.
Through his first two years at GW, Kromah played for current UConn assistant coach Karl Hobbs. Kromah averaged 10.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game this past season. He missed the 2010-2011 season, giving him the extra year of eligibility.
The 6-foot-5 Kromah will join incoming-freshman guard Terrence Samuel (South Shore High/Brooklyn, N.Y.) as newcomers in the Husky back court. Power forward Kentan Facey (Long Island Lutheran High/Glen Head, N.Y.) and center Amida Brimah (Archbishop Carroll High/Miami, Fla.) round out the UConn incoming class.
For the second time through his first two seasons as a head coach, Ollie has landed a fifth-year senior guard. Last season, Ollie got Connecticut native R.J. Evans to use up his last year of eligibility at UConn, following his career at Holy Cross.
UConn won 20 games this past season, but was banned from the NCAA tournament. Heading into next season, the Huskies return Napier, Boatright, Calhoun and DeAndre Daniels — players to average double digits in points per game last season. Kromah scored in double figures in each of his three seasons with the Colonials.
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