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UConn’s Terrence Samuel to Transfer

Connecticut reserve guard Terrance Samuel has decided to transfer from the Huskies’ program, as it was announced on Friday.

After sitting in the shadows of Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright the last few years, Samuel decided he wanted a fresh start somewhere new. He marks the second player to transfer form the UConn program since the season ended, after Rakim Lubin decided to transfer last month.

More from Don Amore of the Hartford Courant:

“Terrence has been a player who has always given his best on the court and in the classroom,” coach Kevin Ollie said. “We thank him for his contributions to the program and wish him good luck and much success in his future endeavors.”
Samuel completed his sophomore academic year with final exams this week. In April, freshman forward Rakim Lubin announced his decision to transfer.

Samuel, a 6’4″, 202-pund junior-to-be from Brooklyn, is coming off a season in which he averaged 3.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game while shooting .387 percent from the field and .769 percent from the free-throw line.

After winning the NCAA Championship two years ago, Connecticut was mostly up and down this past season, while having to settle for playing in the NIT and finishing with a 20-15 record.

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