Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oriakhi Has Asked for Release, is Exploring Options

A source familiar with the situation has confirmed that Alex Oriakhi has asked for a release from his scholarship and is exploring options of transferring.

It's not a done deal, though Oriakhi should attract plenty of attention from other programs, particularly if he doesn't have to sit out a year as a transfer. In fact, some coaches have already been in contact with UConn.

Oriakhi met with Jim Calhoun on Tuesday and asked for his release Wednesday morning.

Sources with knowledge of the situation insist they wouldn't be shocked if Oriakhi decides to stay. They would be surprised, however, if Jeremy Lamb doesn't declare for the NBA draft. Andre Drummond isn't as much of a definite, given that he loves college life. But with all the bad publicity surrounding the program right now, Drummond would seem to be a goner, as well.

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