Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Niels Appeal

What do zero points and one rebound in your UConn debut get you? A bunch of reporters wondering what went wrong, that's what.

But while Niels Giffey struggled mightily in his debut on Friday, he appears more than ready to shake it off. Jim Calhoun admitted as much today before practice, and Giffey seems to have a good, somewhat happy-go-lucky attitude that won't keep him down after a bad game.

In this interview, Giffey addresses his disappointing opener as well as some other topics, including adjusting to American life, his favorite American food, and learning a foreign language -- that is, the language of Jim Calhoun.

***Elsewhere, it's good to see another local boy will be playing in the Big East. New Haven's own Freddie Wilson has signed a national letter of intent to play at Seton Hall, as the Register's Joe Morelli tells us. He chose the Pirates over Drexel and Fordham. From what I know, UConn was never really interested in Wilson, though he did spend some time playing pick-up games the past few summers up in Storrs.

***Oh, and one other thing .... THE BEATLES ARE ON iTUNES!!! HOLY SCHNEIKIES!!!

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