UConn reinstates Tyler Olander to the team

By Matt Norlander | College Basketball Writer

UConn indefinitely suspended senior Tyler Olander on Sept. 9. On Thursday, Oct. 3, that suspension ended.

The UConn forward, who was arrested and charged with a DUI and driving without a license -- but had the DUI charge dropped on Sept. 23 -- returned to practice with the team Thursday.

“Tyler has demonstrated to me an added level of responsibility and maturity,” UConn coach Kevin Ollie said in a statement. “His time management has been outstanding, his academic work has been excellent. We have spoken at length and I thought it was time that he be given the chance to rejoin his teammates.”

Olander is a 6-10 player on a team with plenty of scoring power -- in its guards. He averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in nearly 22 minutes per game last season. A senior, Olander has seen his production rise with each year of college. With this news, he's expected to be a factor for the Huskies this season.

UConn starts its campaign Nov. 8 against Maryland in Brooklyn.

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