Saturday, February 11, 2012

Omar Calhoun Not Thinking About UConn Situation Right Now

Omar Calhoun isn’t worried about UConn’s current situation and, instead, is just concentrating on his Christ the King basketball team as it nears postseason.

“We’re just focused on the season,” his father, Omar Calhoun, Sr., said on Saturday. “We’re trying to make sure we’re 100-percent ready so when he gets to a college campus, he’ll make an impact.”

He didn’t specify which college campus that will be, however.

Calhoun, 6-foot-4 combo guard out of Christ the King in Brooklyn, signed his national letter of intent to attend UConn back on Nov. 9. But with Jim Calhoun on indefinite medical leave with spinal stenosis and the program very likely to be ineligible for next year’s NCAA tournament, it’s fair to ask if Calhoun might be considering a release from his LOI.

“It bothers us that they may not be in the tournament next year and that Jim Calhoun is (on medical leave), not feeling well,” Calhoun, Sr., said. “But we’re not really concentrating on that right now. We hope Jim Calhoun is OK, that’s the most important thing.”

He added that, at some point, he’s looking forward to talking to Jim Calhoun about his condition and his future at the university, among many other issues.

“We’re looking forward to talking to him, see what the best situation is for (Omar), have some dialogue with the UConn staff,” Calhoun, Sr., said. “We’re concentrating on the season right now."

“The only comment we have," he added, "is we just wish Jim Calhoun a swift recovery.”

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, these stories are just a precursor for the inevitable downfall of this program. If Omar can and does get a release on his LOI, it will create ripple effect for recruiting (at least in the immediate future).

February 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM 

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