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UConn guard injures right knee, out a week or so

Omar Calhoun



Omar Calhoun is looking to bounce back from a disappointing end to his sophomore season. At least from an individual standpoint.

The 6-foot-5 guard started 11 games for the Huskies, but by March not only had Calhoun lost his starting spot, he was squeezed out of the rotation, only logging a combined total of four minutes during UConn’s unlikely run to its second national championship in four years.

Calhoun’s road back from his sophomore slump took a slight detour this week, as the school announced he strained his the MCL in his right knee, although, he is anticipated to return by the season opener against Bryant on Nov. 14.

“There is no immediate timetable for his return, as he is being monitored daily, but he will likely be out of action for at least a week or so,” UConn spokesman Phil Chardis said, according to Don Amore of the Hartford Courant.

The UConn perimeter has several new faces along with returnees Ryan Boatright and Terrance Samuel, providing head coach Kevin Ollie plenty of options. N.C. State transfer Rodney Purvis, JuCo transfer Sam Cassell Jr. and five-star wing Daniel Hamilton all join the program this season.

Calhoun averaged 3.4 points and 1.4 boards per game as a sophomore. In his first year, he was one of four Huskies to averaged double figures at 11.1 points per game during the 2012-2013 season.

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