Tyler Olander Reinstated to UConn Men's Basketball Team

The 6-foot-10 forward practiced with the team on Thursday

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    Getty Images
    Tyler Olander was reinstated to the UConn men's basketball team on Thursday.

    UConn's Tyler Olander has been reinstated to the men's basketball team a little more than a week after drunken driving charges against him were dropped.

    The 6-foot-10 forward practiced with the Huskies on Thursday afternoon.

    Olander was pulled over while driving a friend's car just after 11 p.m. on Sept. 7. A motorist reported he was making "several jerky steering maneuvers" near the UConn campus in Storrs.

    An officer on the scene arrested Olander after he failed a field sobriety test, but two breath tests showed he was not drunk.

    Olander pleaded guilty to driving without a license and was fined $75 as part of a plea deal.

    Coach Kevin Ollie says Olander has demonstrated an added level of responsibility and maturity since being suspended, and has done well in the classroom.

    Get the latest from NBC Connecticut anytimeiPhone/iPad/Android App | SMS AlertsTwitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS