Journal Inquirer staff
After a seemingly month-long purge of its roster, the UConn men’s basketball team added to it over the weekend.
Antwoine Anderson, a standout guard who will soon graduate from Fordham, will transfer to the Huskies and be eligible to play immediately. Anderson committed to join Kevin Ollie’s squad Saturday.
A 6-foot-1 guard originally from Rochester, New York, Anderson has shown a knack for hitting clutch shots. He hit game-winners for Fordham against Saint Joseph’s and VCU.
Anderson averaged 11.1 points and 3.2 assists for the Rams in 2016-17, his redshirt junior season. He made 41 percent of his shots from the floor, 34 percent from 3-point range. He also hit 69.4 percent of his free throws.
Fordham went 13-19 last season.
Three UConn players have recently announced plans to transfer: center Steven Enoch, power forward Juwan Durham, and small forward Vance Jackson. In addition, UConn’s top high school recruit, Makai Ashton-Langford, asked for a release from his scholarship and is now committed to Providence.
UConn also switched associate head coaches and strength coaches soon after the season ended.
Former UConn center Amida Brimah just finished a rather successful run at the Portsmouth (Virginia) Invitational, the long-running NBA Draft showcase for college seniors. Brimah averaged 12.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in three games in the event. Former Houston guard Damyean Dotson was the tournament’s MVP. … Mamoudou Diarra, a 6-foot-9 forward who originally planned to attend Washington before the coaching change there, visited UConn over the weekend and is seriously considering joining the East Coast Huskies. Diarra is not related to current Husky Mamadou Diarra.