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  1. The legend of Jeremy Lamb grows

    Diamond Leung

    The national perception of Jeremy Lamb as a silent assassin developed while he helped Connecticut win a national title and was furthered after the season when in the East Room of the White House, President Obama noted that the freshman was "quiet." ...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  2. Getting cut motivated Shabazz Napier

    Diamond Leung

    The heir apparent to Kemba Walker was stunningly cut from a basketball team this offseason. Shabazz Napier, whose role at UConn grew during the team's national championship run and is expected to continue to blossom with Walker having left for the...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  3. Jimmer returns to BYU to host exhibitions

    Diamond Leung

    Jimmer Fredette hasn't played his final game at BYU after all, and when he returns, he's bringing his friends from the NBA. Fredette this morning announced this morning he'll be hosting rookie exhibitions in Utah -- Sept. 21 at the Maverik Center ...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  4. Peyton Siva motivated by UConn clips

    Diamond Leung

    The clip of Louisville guard Peyton Siva falling down while trying to guard UConn's Kemba Walker was played over and over during the coverage of the NBA draft. Siva, who overall had good games against UConn, noticed the clips and now is using them...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  5. Jimmer and Kemba nominated for ESPYs

    Diamond Leung

    Jimmer Fredette and Kemba Walker will face off once again on the awards circuit, as the two were among the nominees for the ESPY for best male college athlete. It was Fredette who swept the national player of the year awards after his senior seaso...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  6. What will the NBA draft picks be wearing?

    Diamond Leung

    The NBA draft has become known as an event where players make fashion statements, stepping onto the runway while meeting commissioner David Stern. Being the best dressed or worst dressed Thursday night has no bearing on the court, but can create a c...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  7. Kemba Walker clarifies comment on reading

    Diamond Leung

    During the Final Four Kemba Walker seemed to confirm to Sports Illustrated his academic counselor's suggestion that he had just recently read a book cover-to-cover for the first time. He told told the magazine, "That's true. You can write that. It's ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  8. Kemba Walker recently read his first book

    Diamond Leung

    Connecticut star guard Kemba Walker announced today he would forgo his senior season and enter the NBA draft. It was an expected move not only because he led the Huskies to a national championship, but also because he had participated in Senior Day f...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  9. Calhoun and Walker differ on baseball

    Diamond Leung

    Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun and star player Kemba Walker, the two faces of the Huskies team that won the national title, are extremely close but they do apparently have their baseball differences. Calhoun, a native of Braintree, Mass., threw out...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  10. Kyrie Irving thought twice about leaving

    Diamond Leung

    Duke freshman Kyrie Irving tried to envision what life would be like if he returned to school next year instead of leaving for the NBA draft. "Similar to Kemba Walker at UConn, being the go-to guy," Irving said Thursday. Being the centerpiece o...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  11. Shabazz Napier had help along the way

    Diamond Leung

    HOUSTON -- Shabazz Napier called it one of the scariest moments of his life when he stepped to the free throw line with an opportunity to put away Kentucky and send Connecticut to the national championship game. "When I made the second one, I just...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  12. DeAndre Liggins keeps late brother close

    Diamond Leung

    HOUSTON -- Kentucky guard DeAndre Liggins is plenty motivated going into his rematch with Connecticut's Kemba Walker in the national semifinal. He has reason to be. The last time the two met in November, Walker torched the Wildcats for 29 point...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  13. Connecticut's remarkable run continues

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The brim of the Final Four hat was pulled down over Kemba Walker's tired eyes, but he perked up at one particular question. Was it a motivating factor this year that the Big East coaches had picked Connecticut to finish ninth in...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  14. Rapid Reaction: Connecticut 65, Arizona 63

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Connecticut advanced to the Final Four after hanging onto a 65-63 win that went down to the final possession, with Derrick Williams and Jamelle Horne missing 3-point attempts in the final seconds. The Huskies were led by Kemba Walk...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  15. Elite Eight preview: Arizona vs. Connecticut

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A look at the Huskies-Wildcats matchup at the Honda Center in Anaheim: No. 5 seed Arizona (30-7) vs. No. 3 seed Connecticut (29-9), 7:05 p.m. ET (CBS) How they got here: Behind a huge 36-point performance from Kemba Walker, U...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  16. Will Arizona pair be Kemba's kryptonite?

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Kemba Walker furrowed his brow a little and slowly shook his head as he smiled. The Connecticut star wasn't buying the idea that Arizona had what it took to stop him -- a scouting report with a unique perspective. Arizona assist...

    Blog | March 26, 2011