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UCONN Wins AAC Championship
Uconn (24-10) won the American Athletic Conference championship Sunday evening. The 72-58 victory over Memphis guaranteed the Huskies a spot in the NCAA tournament. Uconn (24-10) earned a No. 9 seed and will play No. 8 seed Colorado in the Round of 64 in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
HARTFORD COURANT | JAN 31, 2016
LITHONIA, Ga. — The first ball in Alterique Gilbert's hands was a football. He was about 6, and what he did with it was a foreshadowing of what he has become.
"He was the smallest thing on the field," his mother, Tamonica Alexander, says, "and I saw him just get through all those big guys, and it was just like, he had to win.
Jalen Rose says he’d go to UConn if he was coming out of high school today
"Jalen Rose, one of the members of Michigan’s group of famous freshmen that shook up the college basketball world in the early ’90s, said on ESPN’s broadcast of the McDonald’s All-American Game Wednesday that if he was coming out of high school today, he’d choose Connecticut."
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Assistant Head Coach
Assistant Head Coach
Raphael Chillious joined the UConn coaching staff in March, 2017, as associate head coach, bringing with him a wealth of experience coaching on the college level and the reputation as a top-notch national recruiter.
Chillious came to UConn after spending seven of the past eight seasons on the coaching staff at the University of Washington, including the 2016-17 season as associate head coach. He began his Division I coaching career at Washington in 2009-10, where he remained for three seasons before joining the coaching staff at Villanova in 2012-13. After one year at Villanova, Chillious returned to the Washington staff and was part of that coaching staff until coming to UConn. Chillious has been credited as the key to Washington’s highly-ranked recruiting classes of 2010. 2011, the No. 7-rated class of 2015, and the outstanding class of 2016, which included Top 10 recruit Markelle Fultz.
Prior to his first stint at Washington, Chillious served a year as a business manager for Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball in Beaverton, Ore., where his responsibilities included leading a team that conducted clinics and camps throughout the United States and foreign locations, identifying young basketball talent.
Chillious previously served as the head basketball coach and co-athletic director at South Kent (Conn.) School from 2003-2008, where he mentored future NBA stars Isaiah Thomas, Dorrell Wright, Andray Blatche and Dion Waiters. Before going to South Kent, he was also a prep school coach at West Nottingham Academy (Colora, Md.), where he coached future UConn and New Jersey Nets forward Josh Boone.
A native of Olney, Md., Chillious attended Lafayette College (Easton, Pa.), earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1996. He served as the basketball team captain during his senior year and also received the President’s Cup Silver Award with a 3.45 GPA. He continued his education at the University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C.), where he also began his coaching career in 1997. From there, he moved on to become the head coach at West Nottingham in 2001, then took the job at South Kent two years later.
Chillious is married to wife Charlene and the couple have a daughter, Zaya Joy.
Men's Basketball Staff Information
Phone: (860) 486-2720/Fax: (860) 486-0722
2095 Hillside Road Unit 1173, Storrs, CT 06269
Associate Head Coach
Director of Men's Basketball Administration
Ricky Moore, is in his second season as an Assistant Coach under Coach Ollie.
Moore, a 1999 UConn graduate served as an assistant basketball coach at Dartmouth College from 2010-2012, following his retirement from an 11-year career in professional basketball. Moore played professionally for 11 years in five countries — Austria, Ukraine, Sweden, Turkey, and Germany — as well as in the Continental Basketball Association and the NBA Developmental League.
During Moore’s four seasons at UConn (1995-99), the Huskies compiled an overall record of 114-24 and a Big East Conference mark of 55-17, winning three Big East regular-season championships, three Big East Tournament championships, and reaching the 1996 NCAA Sweet 16, the 1998 NCAA Elite, and capturing the 1999 NCAA Championship. He was a three-time co-captain and his 510 assists still rank sixth on the all-time list.
Moore was named to the 1999 Final Four and West Regional All-Tournament Teams and Basketball News Magazine selected him as the National Defensive Player of the Year. In 2001, he was named to UConn’s All-Century Team.
Assistant Head Coach
Dwayne Killings is in his first season as an assistant coach at UConn, joining the coaching staff in July, 2016, following five years in the same position at Temple University.
Killings has a wealth of basketball experience at every level, ranging from high school and AAU ball to the NBA.
After graduating from Hampton University in 2003 with a degree in Sports Management, his first job was as a special assistant with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, where he served as video coordinator and helped with player development. After three years in Charlotte, Killings became the Owls’ assistant director of men’s basketball operations, a position he held for three years.
Killings moved on the NBA D-League, where his responsibilities included monitoring player development programs. From there, he accepted his first collegiate coaching position, joining the staff at Boston University for the 2010-11 season, helping the Terriers capture the America East Championship and an NCAA Tournament berth.
In 2011-12, Killings returned to Temple as an assistant coach. In his five seasons with the Owls, he gained a reputation as a national recruiter. During his five-year tenure, Temple posted a 104-63 overall record won regular-season conference titles in both the Atlantic 10 and the American, and made four postseason appearances, three in the NCAA Tournament and one to the NIT semifinals.
A native of Amherst, Mass., Killings was born in April 4, 1981. He and his wife, Ana, are parents to 2-year-old Alecia.
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