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Jamal Coombs Thriving

Jamal Coombs

When Alex Oriakhi and Jamal Coombs became Jim Calhoun's earliest commitments ever, it was Oriakhi who was considered the big prize. However, the smooth and versatile 6-foot-6 Coombs is playing well. Maybe even better than his teammate.

Jamal Coombs was hardly the "other" guy when UConn coach Jim Calhoun decided to take the earliest commitments in his 20 years at Storrs. Coombs and his BABC teammate, Alex Oriakhi, both made decisions that they will attend UConn after three more years at Winchendon. The 6-foot-8 (and still growing) Oriakhi was considered the prize of the duo, but many observers feel that Coombs is the better of...

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