HARTFORD — The door to the gym swung open, and the man who walked in was met with astonishment.
"The man is huge," D.J. Southerland said to himself.
"It was shocking to see an actual player that played in the D-League, that played overseas, to come and coach us," Kenny Jernigan said. "It was shocking."
"I didn't think our principal was serious when he said someone from UConn was going to coach us," Southerland said.
But Bob McCain was serious, as was the man he hired to coach the boys basketball team at Two Rivers Magnet School, part of the CREC program. Charles Okwandu, the 7-foot center who played on the Huskies' 2011...