By JOHN F. SILVER
HARTFORD, Conn. – The press row seats aren’t occupied by many NBA scouts anymore.
There seems to be little interest in the University of Connecticut men’s
basketball team these days. The first reason is the lack of postseason eligibility, the second is not one surefire NBA pick that makes scouts and others take notice.
It wasn’t like that last year, when NBA scouts flocked to XL Center and Gampel Pavilion like they were season ticket holders.
That’s not the only difference between last year’s UConn team that began the season ranked in the top 5 and had top 5 talent before meandering through a 20-14 season and an early NCAA tournament exit.