Prince Ali Decommits from UConn, Remains Open

Prince Ali, a 6-foot-4 2015 guard from The Sagement (FL) School, has decommitted from reigning national champion UConn.

“After talking it over with my family I have decided to reopen my recruitment! I still love the Uconn and I am still considering Uconn!” he Tweeted.

In November, Ali chose the Huskies over Illinois, UCLA, Georgetown, Nebraska, USF and Vanderbilt, and said he held offers from all of them except UCLA and Georgetown.

“He doesn’t have a list,” Sagemont coach Adam Ross told SNY.tv. “He is going to start over and get to know several programs.”

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15 comments
Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

Being a Rangers fan for over 40 years and like many of the fans on this board devoted. I truly feel the Rangers made a big mistake giving Lundqvist an 8 year contract. At 31 and thus far his skills looks at bit tarnished; a 4 year deal would have been more reasonable. I have no problem with the annual amount of $8.5m, just the length of years on the contract. Now I fear they will do the same for Callahan and that would be an even bigger mistake. Callahan is not a superstar or a game changer. He is a hard nose in your face grinder and should be paid as one. The fact that he makes over $4m now is alarming. Personally, I wouldn't offer him a contract (despite being the captain) and start rebuilding this team with players that will fit into AV system. As I mentioned several times before; this team will have a total of 13 Free agents (RFA/UFA: 8 forwards and 5 defensemen). obviously all will not be re-signed. Sather needs to make a decision on the direction he wants to see this team go. He can either re-sign some of the players who are entering their late 20's and early 30's and have overpaid players and have a .500 caliber team. Or he can be creative and mix and match talent with toughness and have a team that at least will be tough to play on home ice. The Rangers have no advantage at all when they play on home ice. History will tell you that teams that dominate on home ice during the season are more than likely advancing further into the playoffs and are serious Cup contenders.

Tommy Esposito
Tommy Esposito

and our top scorer has 8 goals in over 30 games.....Pathetic!

Tommy Esposito
Tommy Esposito

Sorry but this shit wouldn't have flown with torts behind the bench, Callahan hasn't been the same since his thumb and there is no one to fear on this team. I would have Haley, Asham and Dorset on the 4th line maybe not big but will inject some toughness and Asham would have more goals then boyle, pyatt and Moore put together.....definitely needs to be a shake up can't wait too long. 

C. A. TumminiaⓋ
C. A. TumminiaⓋ

Putrid. No effort at all. Aside from that, the calls going against us (last night with the kick, and tonight with the puck not being blown dead on the first goal and the phantom penalty shot) I think really hurt. I've seen this team give s*** effort before but get a few bounces and come away with points. 

kachook
kachook

Congrats to Pouliot & MDZ for hooking up for the most meaningless goal of the season.

Very disappointing effort. Absolutely no pushback.

cunny
cunny

Nash and Callahan both look terrible. Both are just slow, not physical, and all around not involved enough. I don't care about JT Miller's lack of production, or his "development" he skates, and plays well along the boards, those 2 things by themselves make him endlessly more useful than Brian Boyle and Taylor Pyatt.


I don't know what to make of this team, this weekend obviously wasn't very good. I try to always have perspective, I've watched too much hockey over the years to really count any team with this much talent out when we haven't even reached Christmas yet. We all know this team could be completely different in April than it is now in terms of how they play. But obviously just because it could end up that way doesn't mean that it will.

Ed Zambrano
Ed Zambrano

Increasingly frustrating to watch this team. No size, not much skill, not much toughness. Truly a mediocre team in all aspects.

Frank B
Frank B

Boyle has ONE (1) goal in thirty games now. Wow when is he going to sit in the press box.

Frank B
Frank B

Man this was a pathetic effort. These guys need a spark. No passion whatsoever. Even Callahan is going soft. 

sithlord
sithlord

Pathetic, gutless effort tonight. This team has serious compete level problems as they give up way to easily.  Really disturbing given what happened last night.  Mentally and physically soft.  This weekend should get someone fired or traded as its becoming pretty apparent they need a shift in culture.  Pretty soon they are going to have to decide if they want to be a playoff team or a country club team, and right now its looking like country club.

Ed Zambrano
Ed Zambrano

Agree, though I think the comment regarding Nash is a bit unfair.  Just like in Columbus, he's got nobody around him with skill.  Everything else you're spot on.


You can't just build a team around one superstar anymore you need 2.  Look at all the top teams, Pens, Hawks, Bruins, Ducks, Kings, etc., they all have at least 2 guys the team can lean on.  


I don't know what the answer is, besides blowing it up and starting over.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@savedoctor

Well said and I agree 100%. I was making these statements back in preseason and many fans on this board claimed I was in panic mode. Well we are 30 games in and this team has not improved at all. This was a vital homestand and thus far the Rangers have played the way I expected them to play (good bad, bad game). No skill players/Not enough toughness/lack of defensive awareness/marginal goaltending =.500 caliber team.

Anatoliy Shor
Anatoliy Shor

Totally agreed. And AV performs miracle to keep this team around 500...

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@Ed Zambrano 

Do you think Lundqvist would have walked If offered a shorter length contract? I truly don't believe that to be the case. Lundqvist has stated that he never had any intentions of leaving. At 31, 4 years at 8.5m is not an insult, even for Lundqvist.