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UConn men’s basketball lands Joey Calcaterra

The UConn men’s basketball team’s 2022-23 roster is slowly shaping up, as transfer graduate Joey Calcaterra announced he will be signing up to UConn for his sixth and final year of eligibility. The 6-foot-3 Calcaterra played four years in San Diego, where he played in 103 games and scored more than 800 career points. He chose the Huskies over UTEP and George Washington.

Calcaterra should bring some stability, experience and a 3-point shot off the Huskies bench in a backcourt completely reshaped by the transfer portal with the additions of Tristen Newton, Nahiem Alleyne and Hassan Diarra. In four seasons with the Toreros, the Novato, Calif. native was a career 35.5% shooter from beyond the arc and posted his best season of 2020, where he shot 36.2% from outside on 138 attempts. He shot 34.4% from deep last season on 90 attempts and averaged 8.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

With the addition of Calcaterra, Dan Hurley and the Huskies now have 11 scholarship athletes and Andre Johnson Jr.’s favorite walk. Dave Borges of Per HearstHurley plans to add at least one more scholarship player to the roster before the start of the season to kick off the year with 12 scholarship players.