Huskies, River Hawks ready to go


Greg DeSantis, the son of former Qunnipiac coach and Fairfield standout Joe DeSantis, warms up for UMass-Lowell Sunday afternoon at the XL Center. (Neill Ostrout photo)

THE UCONN BASKETBALL team’s second exhibition is about to get underway. The Huskies are taking on UMass-Lowell this afternoon at the old mall.

A few notes before things get underway:

— WTIC-1080 HAS officially added another member to their broadcast team for Friday’s game against Michigan State in Germany.

The recently retired Jim Calhoun will join Joe D’Ambrosio on the call at Ramstein Air Base.

— JUNIOR CENTER Enosch Wolf appears all set to play today. He was held out of the Huskies’ first exhibition game after suffering a concussion in practice.

Wolf wasn’t thrilled to miss the opener, as we detailed here, but he’s glad to be back.

— THE HUSKIES have tweaked their starting lineup for today’s game, though it matches the one that started the second half against AIC.

Freshman Omar Calhoun will now start alongside Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright, DeAndre Daniels and Ryan Olander.

— UMASS-LOWELL has a couple of people with ties to Connecticut.

Graduate student guard Greg DeSantis is a Trumbull native and the son of former Fairfield star and Quinnipiac coach Joe DeSantis.

Greg transferred to Lowell from Southern New Hampshire University, where he earned an undergraduate degree and played in 78 games (averaging 8.0 points, 2.0 rebounds) for the basketball team.

Also, former UConn center Souleymane Wane is now an assistant coach at Lowell.



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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