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Dan Guest at Uconn?
Created: 3/4/2013 5:49:40 AMReplies: 11
3/4/2013 5:49:40 AM - bam - 20 posts (#229)

 Don't recall this mentioned being mentioned before, but according to this article from December, Guest is at Uconn:

 articles.courant.com/2012-12-28/sports/hc-uconn-men-1229-20121228_1_brendan-allen-uconn-wilcox

"A newcomer to the Huskies, Dan Guest, 6-2, from West Hartford, a transfer from George Washington who cannot yet play in games..."

He's not listed on the roster, however. Obviously would be a walk-on spot for him. He's from Connecticut and has the Hobbs connection, so seems like it would make sense.

3/4/2013 5:53:40 PM - 76.24.144.238

 Here comes the bs...

6/21/2013 1:03:42 PM - Papa - 1 posts (#248)

 Kid will never see the floor. not that good in my eyes, overly cocky and uconn would never waste a scholarship on him. think about it he sat the bench for us. He owes coach hobbs his life.

6/21/2013 1:11:01 PM - bam - 20 posts (#229)

Well that escalated quickly.

6/21/2013 1:31:38 PM - Buffer1821 - 20 posts (#229)

Always heard Dan Guest was a nice guy and a solid student. I hope UConn works out well for him. 

6/21/2013 2:11:34 PM - thinker - 2,643 posts (#9)

Guest had a ton of potential with tremendous physical tools and athleticism. Hobbs thought he could become a starter at GW eventually. But Dan hurt his shoulder pretty badly in his freshman year AND more significantly his mother died suddenly and unexpectedly. The combination of those things completely ruined his freshman year and then Hobbs was fired. Dan was very close with Hobbs who was execptionally supportive during all the time of difficulty for Dan. Without any real connection with the new staff or any film evidence of upside, both parties easily parted ways.

In the right circumstances, with the right support and coaching, Dan could be a pretty good player. We'll see how he does at UCONN.

6/21/2013 2:27:46 PM - wax daddy - 177 posts (#111)

Great post Thinker - sad to hear about his mother, did not know. Wish Dan the best at UCONN.

6/21/2013 5:36:02 PM - Long Suffering Fan - 3,610 posts (#6)

Another former Hobbs player who to me seemed like a nice kid.  He also seemed to have all the point guard skills, but seemed a bit slow and over his head at GW.  I will admit, though, there were times last season in the early days of McDonald and before Bynes' belated blossoming that I thought Guest may have been able to provide some relief.  But ,in the long run, he was not a good fit at GW nor was GW the right fit for him.   I was likewise sorry to hear about his mother.  I chatted with her briefly at a Kenner League game prior to Dan's freshman year.  You could see her bursting with pride and excitement over her son.

6/22/2013 9:27:36 AM - yawle - 213 posts (#96)

 Papa is completely and utterly wrong.  Guest was never cocky and worked hard, was humble and kept fighting. Best of luck to Guest in his future endeavors.  Papa please delete yourself forever.

6/22/2013 5:36:44 PM - DEA - 1,440 posts (#22)

 Papa has no clue. Guest leaving was a foregone conclusion with Hobbs gone but  he was well regarded by almost everybody I've talked to. 

6/23/2013 2:12:33 PM - 76.24.144.238

 Dan is a great kid.  He made few bad decisions and ML called him out on them.  He will get his degree and do well. 

11/23/2014 6:42:21 PM - BM - 5,105 posts (#3)

Suspended at UConn

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