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Former coach Jim Calhoun, who retired last month, has said he would be visiting NBA training camps this fall and plans to ask former UConn players for their help with the center.

“The success of our men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes, in both the classroom and on the court, will be greatly enhanced by the UConn Basketball Development Center,” UConn Director of Athletics Warde Manuel said.

“I want to thank Mark and Rosalind Shenkman and all of our benefactors whose generosity are allowing us to begin construction of this project. We will continue to fund raise to obtain the entire cost of the project.”