Jim Calhoun, Rip Hamilton will be inducted into the College Hall of Fame.

at recent days UConn Men’s Basketball In training, Calhoun, the software engineer, was there jotting down anecdotes about what he’d seen from different players.

“(Alex Karaban) is going to be a player,” Calhoun noted. “A tough kid, he wants to be a player, he thinks he’s really good and that’s great, as long as he’s going to take over the coaching. And it seems like he is.”

What about Joey Calcaterra’s San Diego move?

“I don’t know much,” Calhoun quipped, “but he had a stroke.”

Dan Hurley and crew appreciate Calhoun’s input, including a two-and-a-half-hour talk not long ago, and why wouldn’t they? Calhoun is a Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and a three-time national champion coach who has transformed programs at Northeastern, UConn, and most recently, Saint Joseph’s University.

On Sunday, he will be officially inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame alongside Richard “Rip” Hamilton, the Most Outstanding Player of UConn’s first Final Four in 1999.

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