Friday, February 17, 2012

Calhoun Hip to "Linsanity" Three Years Ago

On Dec. 7, 2009 (a day that will live in infamy?), Jeremy Lin dropped 30 points on UConn in Harvard's 79-73 loss at Gampel. Lin did a little of everything -- a resounding jam in traffic late in the game, a massive block of a Jerome Dyson shot, and a 3-pointer and tough, off-balance jumper over the final 1:07 that kept the game close.

Here's my game story from that night. It's interesting to see what Jim Calhoun had to say about Lin at the time, comparing him to "a little more athletic Doron Sheffer."

"What I really like about him," Calhoun continued, "is that he's athletic, more than you think, he controls his temperament to a real nice tempo, and he knows how to play. He's one of the better kids, including Big East guards, who have come in here in quite some time."

Somewhat prescient, I'd say.

Added Dyson: "He's a great player. He made a lot of shots for them and kept them in the game."

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