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Thursday, April 05, 2007

U Conn guard To Q Pac? /from the NEC web site and the Hartford Courant

as we speak ..nothing new on Monmouth's pursuit of Jermaine Smith.

Quinnipiac Trend? UConn's Garrison Considers Following Moore
April 4, 2007By MIKE ANTHONY, Courant Staff Writer

STORRS -- Longtime UConn assistant coach Tom Moore left UConn last week to become coach at Quinnipiac.Sophomore guard Rob Garrison may follow him."I hadn't talked to Coach Moore about that until [Monday]," Garrison said Tuesday at Gampel Pavilion. "We talked for about 10 minutes and he doesn't want to put any pressure on me. But he thinks I can be the best player in the [Northeast Conference]."Garrison, who has been given permission to speak with other schools as he looks to transfer, said he plans to visit Quinnipiac. Still, he said he is in no rush to make a decision.

"I haven't even officially said I'm transferring yet," Garrison said.Garrison, 6 feet 2, from Niagara Falls, N.Y., is also considering Niagara, Southern Mississippi and Charleston."Arizona State called my family," Garrison said, "but that's a little too far west. ... Coach Moore is right down the road. It would be funny, playing for the same guy who recruited me [at UConn] at a different school. ... I've heard they've got a great facility and I know Coach Moore expects them to be the best in the conference every year."

Garrison averaged 1.4 points in two years at UConn.Freshman forward Ben Eaves, who announced March 20 he was leaving the Huskies, will transfer to Rhode Island.

Eaves, of Lancashire, England, scored one point in 11 games. He spent his senior year of high school at Worcester Academy.

"Ben still looks at his year at UConn as a positive experience," Worcester coach Eddie Reilly said. "The one thing this year did for him was confirmed his ability. He didn't [have a major role] but was able to show some things in practice."Both players will have to sit out a season after transferring.''


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