Hamilton, PurvisOn Watch List
UConn's Daniel Hamilton and Rodney Purvis are on the 20-player watch list for the Julius Erving Award, given by the Hall of Fame to the nation's top small forward/wing player. Hamilton, a 6-7 sophomore, was the AAC rookie of the year last season. He was the only freshman in the country to get more than 300 points, 200 rebounds and 100 assists. Purvis, a 6-4 redshirt junior, averaged 16.7 points over the last nine games. He figures often to be part of a three-guard lineup with Sterling Gibbs and Jalen Adams this season. The Erving award was established last year. Stanley Johnson of Arizona was the first winner. The list of 20 will be cut to 10 in February and five in March. The winner, selected by the Hall Of Fame committee, will be announced April 8, 2016. ... Gibbs, a fifth-year transfer who averaged 16.8 points and 3.7 assists at Seton Hall last season, did not make the watch list for the Bob Cousy Award for point guards. New London's Kris Dunn, who plays at Providence, is on the Cousy list. ... Vance Jackson, a 6-8 forward from Los Angeles, who took an official visit to UConn earlier this month, says via Twitter he will announce his college choice on Friday. Jackson also visited Cal-Berkekey. He is a former high school teammate of Hamilton.
Louisville upends UConn
At Louisville, Ky., Tyler Leeman scored his second goal of the season midway through the first half, but the UConn men's soccer team couldn't hold the lead and fell, 2-1, to Louisville on Tuesday night. Leeman took a cross from the right side and finished on the near post from 6 yards out for UConn (3-5-4) . Fredrik Jonsson and Jake Nerwinski were credited with assists. Louisville (5-5-3) tied the match 14 minutes later when Daniel Johnson took a pass from Ben Strong and scored on the inside right post, and the Cardinals took the lead at the 71:21 mark on a goal by Ricardo Oliveros.
Gosler Defeats RainaudIn CT PGA Match Play
Jordan Gosler of Manchester Country Club eliminated defending champion Adam Rainaud of Black Hall Club-Old Lyme 4 and 3 in a Connecticut Section PGA Match Play round of 16 at the Goodwin Park GC south course in Hartford. Gosler, the No. 16 seed, had defeated Adam D'Amario (Indian Hill CC-Newington) 3 and 1 in an opening-round match. The other round-of-16 winners were: Tony Kelley (Wyckoff CC-Mass), John Cook (Manchester CC), Billy Downes (Great Horse CC- Hampden, Mass.), Kyle Bilodeau (Ellington Ridge CC), Kevin Shea (Great Neck CC-Waterford), Dave Dell (Springfield CC ) and Eric Smith (Black Hall Club). The quarterfinals and semifinals are on Wednesday. The final is Thursday.
Windsor boys basketball travel team tryouts: Oct. 19, 21, 26, Sage Park Middle School, 25 Sage Park Road, Windsor. Sixth grade at 6 p.m., seventh grade at 7 p.m., eighth grade at 8 p.m. Players should attend all tryouts. Team will be selected Oct. 26 at the end of tryouts. Travel season is from early December through the middle of March. Games are on Saturdays or Sundays. Practice is one to two nights a week. For more information call Ken Smith, 860-209-8912.
Berlin Hall of Fame: The Berlin Hall of Fame Class of 2016 is Enso Bighinatti, '40; Jim Capodice, '72; Tara Tonina Profitt, '83; Ann Regan Oliver, '85; Dave Stefanowicz, '93; Scott Meyer, '95; Rebecca Collis Dimauro, '00; Nate Tarsi, '01; coach Bob Tarigo; contributor Joe Suranna; and the 1987-90 boys golf teams. The induction ceremony will be April 17 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. For additional information, go to bhshalloffame.org.
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