Boatright back on the “active” roster

Ryan Boatright, second from right, stands for the national anthem with his teammates prior to a game against Cincinnati in Storrs Jan. 18. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn guard Ryan Boatright, who has missed the Huskies’ last three games while the NCAA and his school investigated his eligibility for a second time, has been reinstated and will be available to play (you can bet your sweet you-know-what he will play) on Sunday against Notre Dame.

The school confirmed the news in a brief release Saturday afternoon.

Boatright, who also missed six games to start the season, was being held out of action after someone came forward to allege that he had received another “improper benefit.” That person was, according to several sources, an ex-boyfriend of Ryan’s mother Tanesha Boatright. Tanesha Boatright’s finances, including some money she received recently, was the reason for the second inquiry according to the New York Times.

Having played in 10 of the Huskies’ 19 games so far, Boatright has averaged 10.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists.

He may not start against the Irish but the three-guard look he can create for the Huskies and the rest he can give Shabazz Napier are obviously going to provide UConn with a major lift.



About Neill

Neill Ostrout covers the UConn men's basketball team for the Journal Inquirer in Manchester. He has been a member of the "Horde" for more than 16 years.
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