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Kevin Ollie
Kevin Ollie
Position: None
Born: 12/27/72
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
2016 guard Christian Vital verbally committed to Connecticut on Friday, he informed Scout. “I’m staying in the Northeast,” Vital said with excitement. Vital, a 6-foot-2 guard out of Oakdale (Conn.) St. Thomas More, picked Kevin Ollie and the Huskies over Louisville. “Basically [Kevin Ollie], he’s texted me before 9:00 every day this week,” Vital said. “Just letting me know about he Lakers situation and that he loves me and he’s staying at UConn. That really means something to me, to have that kind of relationship with the head coach, knowing he has a million things to do.”

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Sources say the Lakers also plan to interview former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt and have strong interest in UConn coach Kevin Ollie. Ollie grew up a Lakers fan in Southern California and has strong relationships from his playing days with stars known to interest Los Angeles in free agency this summer and beyond, such as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
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Ollie has three years left on his contract with UConn after signing a five-year extension in 2014. But with former Huskies athletic director Warde Manuel leaving for the University of Michigan earlier this season, Ollie has a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave for another team without incurring fees from a buyout, according to sources familiar with the deal. A source added, however, those terms would not go into effect until March, though the costs are believed to be relatively nominal.