Originally posted on NBC Connecticut  |  Last updated 11/2/11
The UConn men's team plays its first exhibition game of the 2011-12 season Wednesday night and freshman Ryan Boatright won't be in uniform while the school works cooperatively with the NCAA in a review of his eligibility, a review that is not related to academics, the university said in a statement Wednesday morning. While the review is ongoing, Boatright, a point guard who was Illinois' Mr. Basketball as a high school senior, will continue to practice with the team and may sit on the bench during games, but he will not dress or play. What are the long-term implications for the Huskies? Well, it depends on the outcome of the review. Shabazz Napier is the starting point guard but without Boatright, there isn't much depth behind him. Jeremy Lamb, a natural two-guard, has practiced at the point, but such a move could seriously disrupt the offense. Lamb is at his best when he's on the move without the ball. Ideally, Boatright's freshman year would mirror that of Napier's, who was Kemba
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