Thursday, February 18, 2010

All the Way from Memphis

UConn could have a couple or very big fans on hand at the RAC on Saturday afternoon.

Hasheem Thabeet and Rudy Gay are expected to be in attendance when the Huskies face Rutgers at 4 p.m. The two Memphis Grizzlies play a home game on Friday night vs. Miami, then fly to Jersey for a Sunday night bout with an alleged NBA team called the Nets. In between, they're slated to root on their alma mater in Piscataway, N.J.

Thabeet will apparently have extra incentive to cheer on the Huskies. Rutgers has a 7-foot shot-swatting force in the middle, Hamady N'Diaye from Senegal. I'll never forget A.J. Price's quote last year when we asked him if Thabeet would have any extra motivation going up against a fellow 7-footer.

"Yeah," said Price, "I don't think Hasheem likes other Africans."

(Music quiz: Who sang "All the Way to Memphis"?)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

why isn't marcus going to be there

February 18, 2010 at 10:56 AM 
Blogger David Borges said...

All I was told is that Hasheem and Gay are planning to be there. It's possible Marcus Williams will be there, too.

February 18, 2010 at 1:05 PM 
Anonymous Wayne Norman said...

Mott the Hoople.

Where do I pick up my year's supply of Turtle Wax?

February 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah.. I always thought he'd be a top pg in the nba, I don't understand why he's never gotten in shape

February 19, 2010 at 6:09 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do Rudy and Hasheem get along at all? Do they consort? Interact any differently as fellow alums (to the extent that they CAN be alums w/o diplomas)?

What about the Pistons w/ Rip and now BG and Charlie?

Is Ray Allen a kind of godfather to them all? (I'm assuming Kevin Ollie and Donyell Marshall don't mean much to all the young guys...)

I would be fascinated by any knowledge you have about this lineage and tree of influence, particularly as it stands from a social perspective.

February 20, 2010 at 1:31 AM 

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