UConn's Coombs-McDaniel apologizes for drugs, may transfer to Mizzou

UConn's Coombs-McDaniel apologizes for drugs, may transfer to Mizzou

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FILE - In this Friday, May 7, 2010 file photo, Connecticut's Jamal Coombs-McDaniel speaks to the media after a news conference for men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun in Storrs, Conn. UConn says Coombs-McDaniel, a swingman on the school's national championship basketball team, plans to transfer. UConn coach Jim Calhoun made the announcement Thursday, hours after the sophomore had a court appearance on marijuana charges postponed. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

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The Associated Press

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 11:24 AM

VERNON, Conn. (AP) -- Former Connecticut basketball player Jamal Coombs-McDaniel has apologized for his marijuana-possession arrest and says he will apply for the state's drug education program.
  
Coombs-McDaniel was in Rockville Superior Court Thursday and will return June 15.
  
The 6-foot-7 forward from Boston's Dorchester neighborhood was arrested April 21 on campus and charged with two misdemeanors, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He said outside of court he is sorry for what happened.
  
UConn has announced that Coombs-McDaniel plans to transfer. He said he is considering Hofstra University, the University of California at Irvine, University of Miami and University of Missouri.
  
Coombs-McDaniel played in all 41 of UConn's games during its national championship season. He averaged 5.6 points and 2.7 rebounds.

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