Former VCU forward transferring to UConn

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Few teams have been as active in the recruiting of transfers this spring than UConn, with Kevin Ollie looking to return to the NCAA tournament in 2016 after missing out this past season. Having already landed two additions who can play immediately in guard Sterling Gibbs and forward Shonn Miller, UConn has added a third player who already has Division I playing experience.

6-foot-7 forward Terry Larrier will transfer to UConn, where he’ll have three seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 campaign. Larrier, who was also considering Maryland and received interest from other high-major programs, transferred from VCU in the aftermath of a head coaching change.

News of Larrier’s decision was first reported by Scout.com.

Larrier made six starts for VCU last season, averaging 6.6 points and 3.0 rebounds in 18.5 minutes of action per game. Larrier, who considered UConn as a high school recruit before committing to Shaka Smart’s program at VCU, scored in double figures in 11 games last season including consecutive outings in the Atlantic 10 semifinals against Davidson (11 points) and title game against Dayton (ten points).

Larrier’s season high was 21 points, which he reached in a blowout win over Maryland-Eastern Shore in November. Larrier joins 2016 recruit Mamadou Diarra, who committed last week, as players who will make their UConn debut at the start of the 2016-17 season.