DII DIRT: Southern Connecticut

Multiple sources have told HoopDirt.com that former UConn standout, and current Quinnipiac assistant Scott Burrell is the leader at DII Southern Connecticut, and could be introduced as early as Wednesday or Thursday of this week barring any last minute roadblocks.

Burrell has been on Tom Moore’s staff at Quinnipiac for the past eight seasons.  He joined the Bobcats after an NBA career that spanned from 1993 until 2006. During that time he played for the Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and New Jersey Nets. Burrell’s NBA career averaged 7.0 points, 3.5 rebounds. He topped off his professional résumé when he won an NBA Championship with the Chicago Bulls in 1998.

He was also a standout at UConn where he averaged 13.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while shooting 42.6 percent from the field. He set a UConn record with 310 career steals and graduated as the school’s second all-time leader in blocked shots while also finishing eighth on the Huskies’ all-time scoring list.  He is the first player in NCAA Division I history to top 1,500 points, 750 rebounds, 275 assists and 300 steals for his career.

Southern Connecticut is searching to replace Mike Donnelly who became the head coach at defending NCAA DII National Champion Florida Southern.

More on this as I hear it.


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