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UConn Adds Giffey to Basketball Roster

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut has added a 19-year-old swingman from Germany a day after announcing that sophomore forward Ater Majok withdrew from school.

Niels Giffey will take Majok’s spot on the roster, giving the Huskies six freshmen for the upcoming season.

The 6-foot-7 Giffey joins guards Shabazz Napier and Jeremy Lamb, along with forwards Roscoe Smith, Tyler Olander and Michael Bradley as newcomers to the Huskies.

The announcement comes a day before UConn is due to submit a response to NCAA allegations of serious recruiting violations in the men’s basketball program that could cost the team some scholarships.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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