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Hornets take UConn's Bouknight with 11th pick in NBA Draft

James Bouknight, right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 11th overall by the Charlotte Hornets during the NBA Draft on Thursday in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

James Bouknight became the 14th former Husky player to be drafted in the top 14, as Charlotte selected the former UConn guard with the 11th pick overall at the 2021 NBA Draft

Bouknight ready to play the lottery at NBA Draft

UConn guard James Bouknight drives to the basket during a game against DePaul last season in Storrs. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP, File)

When his dream-come-true moment arrives Thursday night, James Bouknight will reflect on the people in his corner throughout his life.

UConn men to face Auburn, women will play Minnesota in Bahamas tournament

The matchups have been set for both UConn's participation in both the men's and women's Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournaments at the Imperial Arena on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

Hurley looking to replace Bouknight's talent with team depth

In this Feb. 16 file photo, UConn head coach Dan Hurley reacts during the first half of a game against Providence in Storrs. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

It's difficult to accurately measure James Bouknight's impact on the UConn basketball program.

Bouknight anxious, excited as NBA Draft approaches

Former UConn guard James Bouknight drives past Creighton's Antwann Jones during the first half of a Big East tournament game on March 12 in New York. Bouknight, who left the Huskies after only two seasons, is expected to be a lottery pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Former UConn guard James Bouknight is expected to be a lottery pick when the NBA Draft is held on Thursday in Brooklyn.

COLUMNS

UConn football: forgotten, but not gone

UConn football about to begin after a year hiatus

UCONN

NCAA informs UConn that men's basketball probationary period is over

Penalties included a reduction in scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year and numerous recruiting restrictions that impacted the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years.

UConn hires firm to help athletes navigate endorsements

The University of Connecticut has hired an outside firm to help its athletes navigate endorsements and other opportunities that will help them make money from their names, images and likenesses

COLLEGES

SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join conference — in 2025

The Red River Showdown logo is displayed on the field of the Cotton Bowl prior to a game between the Texas and Oklahoma on Oct. 10, 2020 in Dallas (Michael Ainsworth/AP Photo)

Southeastern Conference university presidents voted to invite Texas and Oklahoma to join the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank

Big 12 accuses ESPN of trying to 'destabilize' conference

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby tells The Associated Press that ESPN is pushing other conferences pick apart the league so Texas and Oklahoma can move to the Southeastern Conference without paying a massive buyout

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Old Lyme's Hack, Corrigan finish fourth at Olympics

The United States men's eight rowing team just missed out on a medal for the second straight Olympics, placing fourth in the Tokyo Games on Friday morning (Thursday night in the U.S.).

Local roundup: CGA grad Barnes competing in sailing at Tokyo Olympics

Coast Guard Academy graduate Nikki Barnes is competing in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, racing in women's W470 sailing.

Trumbull beats New London in New England Babe Ruth title game

New London assistant coach Ralph Sanchez hugs Landon Hill (19) following their 13-7 loss to host Trumbull in the New England Babe Ruth (15) baseball title game on Wednesday at Trumbull High School. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Sometimes you simply run into a better team along the way, which New London did, falling to host Trumbull 13-7 in Wednesday's New England Babe Ruth (15) baseball championship game.

PROFESSIONAL

Guerrero hits three-run homer out of Fenway as Jays rout Red Sox

Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. tosses his bat after hitting a three-run home run out of Fenway Park during the fifth inning of his team's 13-1 rout over Boston on Thursday. (Elise Amendola/AP Photo)

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer all the way out of Fenway Park, Hyun Jin Ryu held Boston to two hits over six innings and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the Red Sox 13-1

Patiño blanks Yanks as Rays pound Cole, bullpen in 14-0 rout

Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, left, reacts after being taken out of the game against Tampa Bay by manager Aaron Boone, center, during the sixth inning of Thursday’s game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tampa Bay won, 14-0. (Chris O’Meara/AP Photo)

Luis Patiño outpitched Gerrit Cole, Brett Phillips hit a grand slam during a 10-run sixth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by routing the New York Yankees 14-0 on Thursday.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

5:25 a.m. (Friday), ESPN2 — Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix practice from Mogyoród, Hungary.

Baseball

Noon, SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets.

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays.

3:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants.

7 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres.

Basketball

8 p.m., Ch. 8, ESPN, NBA TV — NBA Draft from New York.

Golf

9 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Handa World Invitational from Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

Horse Racing

1 p.m., FS2 — Racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Rugby

5:30 a.m., FS2 — NRL: Parramatta Eels at Sydney Roosters.

Soccer

7 p.m., FS2 — Copa do Brasil: ABCRN at Flamengo.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — Gold Cup: Qatar vs. United States in semifinal from Houston.

10 p.m., FS1 — Gold Cup: Mexico vs. Canada in semifinal from Houston.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Generali Open from Kitzbuhel, Austria.

1:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Atlanta Open.

Summer Olympics

4:55 a.m., NBCSN, USA, CNBC — Coverage continues from Tokyo.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Coverage resumes from Tokyo.

8 p.m., Ch. 30, NBCSN, USA, CNBC — Coverage resumes from Tokyo.