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Jim Calhoun

A Scout's View Of UConn

NBA personnel enter college basketball preseason with a dossier of pro prospects and exit fall practices with insightful information to streamline regular-season scouting schedules. Scouts, of course, will be back at UConn. A veteran scout's view on the Huskies:

On their USA Today raking: "They're ranked 24th preseason, but after watching them practice, they jumped at least 10 spots with the arrow pointing up."

On a scout's mission: "We watch coaches interact with the players, players interact with the coaches, and players interact with each other. We see it all."

On UConn coach Kevin Ollie: "Kevin played 13 years in the...