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It already is a memorable weekend for the UConn basketball family.
R.J. Evans of Salem is graduating today after completing a masters degree in educational psychology. It is a significant accomplishment for the former Norwich Free Academy standout. He successfully juggled his basketball and academic responsibilities.
On the recruiting front, UConn received a commitment from Class of 2014 talent Daniel Hamilton Friday night.
Consider it an impressive recruiting victory for the Huskies.
Hamilton, a 6-foot-7 swingman out of St. John Bosco in Bellflower, Ca., averaged about 14.5 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. He made an official visit to Storrs last weekend.
He comes from a family of basketball players. UConn recruited his older brother, Jordan, who chose Texas and now plays for the Denver Nuggets. Isaac Hamilton will play at Texas-El Paso and Gary competed for Miami.
After committing on Friday, Hamilton tweeted: "Ya boy just committed to Connecticut #huskyguard can't wait."
Coach Kevin Ollie also recently added North Carolina State transfer Rodney Purvis, who will be eligible to play with Hamilton in 2014.
Today’s American Athletic Conference Championship semifinal doubleheader is underway here at the XL Center in Hartford. A crowd in the 12,000-13,000 range is expected for the UConn-Tulsa game. Tip-off time is 5 p.m.