More Than Backboard – Mortar Board Success for Kevin Ollie’s Players
Posted on May 17, 2014
By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb
It has been said a picture is worth a thousand words. That sentiment certainly applies to a photo of University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin Ollie, himself a UConn graduate, with four of his players in caps and gowns – including star Shabazz Napier. The photo was put out this morning by the UConn Alumni GH Chptr.
After all the hoopla -excuse the pun- over the dual 2014 national championships won by the UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams, it is apparent these new graduates are, understandably, a source of tremendous pride for Ollie. On the heels of UConn Men’s Basketball being banned by the NCAA from tournament play last year due to past team academic performance, Ollie’s players can now stand tall both as winners of a new national title and as graduates.