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Remember Me? Niels Giffey Shows Up At UConn, A Place He'll Love Forever

Remember Me? Niels Giffey Shows Up At UConn, A Place He'll Love Forever

STORRS — The European basketball season is long and grinding. When Niels Giffey wants to get away, without straying too far from the game, he still has a home — albeit a long, long way from home.

"[UConn] really means so much," said Giffey, who is visiting his alma mater. "You can see, I try to come back over the summertime, just for a little bit, just to check in. I just really love the place."

Giffey, 25, came from Germany to play four years at UConn, and he went home with a degree in economics and two championship rings.

"You spend four years here, become an adult," Giffey said. "You're a kid when you get here and after...

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