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Report: Samuel Cleared to Enroll at UConn

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Report: Samuel Cleared to Enroll at UConn

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PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 19: Kevin Ollie head coach of the Connecticut Huskies yells against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Petersen Events Center on January 19, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Earlier this month, there were concerns that freshman guard Terrence Samuel wouldn't be able to enroll at UConn this fall because of academic issues.

But a recent Connecticut Post report says that Samuel was in fact cleared to enroll and he'll do just that.
Samuel missed summer workouts while taking a high school course that satisfied his enrollment requirements. He should be on campus this week to begin the semester, which means that Samuel joins one of the nation's best backcourts alongside Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright.

Several weeks ago, coach Kevin Ollie sounded confident that Samuel would be ready for the start of the semester.

"I think he'll be on campus in the fall," Ollie said at the time. "There are still some NCAA issues going on and I think he's providing the NCAA with some great tools to go forward. He's doing a great job. He had to take a couple of summer courses over, I think he's completed those and we're going to send those into to the NCAA eligibility center next week and hopefully we get a good outcome. I feel like everything is going to work itself out because of the dedications he's done. He has accepted the challenge and worked to put it behind him."

Meanwhile, Kentan Facey, the Huskies' freshman, is still awaiting clearance as the NCAA sorts out his eligibility issues.

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