Monday, September 9, 2013

Tyler Olander Suspended by UConn After DUI Arrest

UConn senior forward Tyler Olander has been suspended indefinitely from the men’s basketball team after a DUI arrest Saturday night.

According to the state police in Tolland, Olander was pulled over on Rte. 195 on Saturday at 10:49 p.m. He failed a field sobriety test and was charged with operating under the influence, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle in violation of license classification.

The latter charge, according to a source, stems from Olander not having a driver's license at all. Not a suspended license or a misplaced license -- no license at all. Olander was driving a friend's car.

A court date will likely be held in a couple of weeks.

It’s the second time in the span of six months that Olander has run into trouble. The Mansfield product was arrested while on spring break last March in Panama City, Fla. on trespassing charges. The charges were eventually dropped and he was accepted into a diversionary program, but he was stripped of his captaincy by coach Kevin Ollie and barred from the locker room and team activities for a month, Olander told the Register last month.

“Basically, all the UConn people were staying in two hotels,” he said of the March 21 incident. “You needed a wrist band to get in the hotel. My girlfriend was in the hotel, I wanted to get up there with her and it was past the hour, so they wouldn’t let me up.”

Olander said Ollie had told him he could win back his captaincy at some point. Safe to say, that's not going to happen now.

Olander is the second UConn player to be suspended indefinitely from the team in the past seven months. Enosch Wolf was suspended last February after a domestic incident with his girlfriend. He missed the remainder of the season, and his suspension was eventually lifted in June. However, he would have had to come back as a non-scholarship player, and Wolf elected to play professionally in Germany instead.

*** Anyway, I was on my way to Storrs at the time when UConn first sent out its email about Olander's suspension. My plan had been to watch some players and talk to them about the upcoming season (practices start in a little over two weeks!), but obviously got side-tracked.

To hold you over, here's some video of the team in pick-up games. Here, Kentan Facey takes the ball outside and doesn't pass to Amida Brimah, despite his pleas. Terrence Samuel winds up getting the ball and taking it to the hole, missing the layup. Brimah grabs the offensive board but is rejected by Phil Nolan:

And here, Lasan Kromah hits a lane fallaway jumper:

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