In less than a year, Coach Kevin Ollie has done a masterful job of righting a UConn program that could've taken a turn for the worse following the mass exodus of players last spring, NCAA sanctions that kept the team out of the 2013 postseason, and was capped off by Jim Calhoun's retirement. Instead, the Huskies won 20 games and now Ollie is building for the future.
All five starters return in 2013, and the UConn will have two of the best recruits in the country for the 2014-15 season: NC State transfer Rodney Purvis, who's sitting out the upcoming season, and recent commitment Daniel Hamilton.
Actually, the Huskies appear to have positioned themselves as one of the best perimeter teams in the country right now. George Washington transfer Lasan Kromah is headed to Storrs, according to a report from CBSSports.com's Jeff Borzello.
Kromah played for current UConn assistant Karl Hobbs for two seasons at GW, although he missed his sophomore campaign with a foot sprain. Hobbs was the head coach of the Colonials from 2001-2011.
Kromah, a 6-foot-5 guard, will be eligible immediately after graduating from GW. He averaged 10.1 points and 3.7 rebounds last season for the Colonials.
Kromah will graduate from GW this spring and, like RJ Evans a year ago, will be eligible to play immediately. Kromah reportedly will take the scholarship that was once Enosch Wolf's. The university lifted Wolf's suspension Monday, and he's free to rejoin the team as a walk-on.
As it stands, Kromah, who averaged 10 points a game last season, will join a backcourt that includes Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun, not to mention incoming freshman guard Terrence Samuel.