UConn men's basketball's Enoch opts to transfer

Published on Saturday, 25 March 2017 21:07
Written by NEILL OSTROUT

JOURNAL INQUIRER

UConn center Steven Enoch has asked for a release from his scholarship so he can transfer to another school, ESPN reported Friday.

Enoch, a 6-foot-11, 260-pound sophomore from Norwalk, averaged 3.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 29 games for the Huskies this season.

He averaged 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds in 27 games as a freshman.

A UConn spokesman refused to comment Friday afternoon on Enoch’s status or the ESPN story.

With the graduation of center Amida Brimah and power forward Kentan Facey, playing time in the frontcourt for UConn next season would seem to be readily available. Enoch apparently either didn’t believe he’d be in line to receive that playing time, or is moving on for another reason.

As it stands now, UConn has four post players slated to be on its roster next season: Juwan Durham, who played in 28 games as a freshman and averaged 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds; Mamadou Diarra, who sat out the season with a knee injury; incoming freshman Josh Carlton; and junior college transfer Eric Cobb.

UConn went 16-17 this season, its worst record since 1986-87.



Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports, UConn on Saturday, 25 March 2017 21:07. Updated: Saturday, 25 March 2017 21:09.