The exodus from Storrs continued this week with another UConn men’s basketball player announcing that he would not be returning.
Freshman forward Juwan Durham said on social media Monday that he was planning to transfer, leaving UConn with zero experienced post players heading into the 2017-18 season.
“Dear UConn,” Durham wrote, “After talking to my family, teammates and friends I have decided to not return next year. I’d like to thank the coaching staff and all of the fans for the support.”
Durham becomes the third player to transfer from UConn in the last month, joining sophomore center Steven Enoch and freshman forward Vance Jackson.
He is the fourth player expected to be on next year’s roster who won’t be in Storrs next fall, joining recruit Makai Ashton-Langford, a guard. Two staffers, associate head coach Glen Miller and strength coach Travis Illian, have also left.
Durham averaged 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds in 28 games in 2016-17, a season in which it was first thought he might redshirt because of injury.
The Huskies’ post players for next season include redshirt freshman Mamadou Diarra, who sat out this season with a knee injury, recruit Josh Carlton and junior college transfer Eric Cobb.