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Oriakhi Granted Release

Kentucky, UNC interested in Oriakhi (US PRESSWIRE)

Junior Alex Oriakhi moved another step closer to becoming a "former" Connecticut basketball player on Tuesday.

UConn spokesman Mike Enright confirmed Tuesday night that the school has granted the 6-foot-9 junior forward his release. Oriakhi, a key player in UConn's 2011 national championship drive, informed coach Jim Calhoun last week that he wanted to explore the possibility of transferring. Oriakhi's father told the Hearst Connecticut Media Group at that time that the...

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