Friday, June 13, 2008
Miles Cleared to Play for UConn
Connecticut added another piece to its potential Final Four puzzle on Thursday, as talented recruit Nate Miles was granted eligiblity and cleared to play by the NCAA. "I'm just so happy for Nate," Miles' legal guardian, Sean Patterson, said. "Nate's dream has always been to go to UConn and play for a Hall of Fame coach, and that's something he needs. Nate kept his word and UConn kept its word, too. If he didn't want to go to UConn we could have stopped this whole process when it got difficult and sent him to a junior college or just have him enter the [NBA] draft." Of course, as I mentioned yesterday, this might be another nail in Stanley Robinson's career with the Huskies. According to the Hartford Courant, head coach Jim Calhoun, in regards to Robinson, said: "You might see him in a UConn uniform again, but it won't be next year. That's not 100 percent, but that's the way it is leaning." The Huskies currently have 14 scholarship players for next season, which is one over the limit. Miles has attented five high schools and is already 20 years old.