UConn’s Castle (knee) targeting a Dec

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN

    • Personnel WriterNov 20, 2023, 07:55 PM ET Close Basketball recruiting expert.
    • Signed up with ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.NEW YORK– UConn star freshman Stephon Castle is targeting the Huskies’Dec. 1 game at Kansas to return from his knee injury, he informed ESPN’s Myron Medcalf on Monday.He likewise stated his rehab has actually gone “quicker than anticipated.”Castle hasn’t played considering that UConn’s win over Stonehill on Nov. 11, with coach Dan Hurley stating he went through a small procedure and would miss a couple of weeks.Following Monday’s 81-71 win in the Empire Classic national championship over Texas, UConn (5-0)heads home for two games versus Manhattan

      and New Hampshire before dealing with Kansas on the road and going back to New york city for the Jimmy V Classic versus North Carolina on Dec. 5. The Huskies also take a trip to Seattle for a game versus Gonzaga on Dec. 15 before Big East play.Editor’s Picks

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    “Extraordinary skills and incredible athletes, they do recover quicker,” Hurley stated after Monday night’s win. “He was moving respectable today. So I believe that’s a good thing.”

    A 6-foot-6 guard from Covington, Georgia, Castle was ranked No. 12 in the ESPN 100 coming out of high school and is No. 9 ESPN’s 2024 NBA draft rankings.He had 12 points and five rebounds against Northern Arizona in the season opener and followed that up with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 helps versus Stonehill.In Castle’s place, UConn has inserted fellow freshman Solomon Ball into the beginning lineup. He balanced 9.5 points in his 2 starts, before completing with 7 points and 3 rebounds vs. the Longhorns.

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