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UConn's Wrenn Dismissed by Team

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Doug Wrenn, Connecticut's promising freshman swingman, has run out of second chances with basketball coach Jim Calhoun.

The 6-foot-6 Wrenn was kicked off the team Saturday after his campus arrest on a breach of peace charge. The arrest came during the university's Spring Weekend, the often-rowdy, last few days before final exams.

Campus police said more than two dozen UConn students had been arrested since Thursday on a variety of charges ranging from underage drinking to criminal mischief.

Wrenn, who is due in court on May 10, was arrested just after 12:30 a.m. Saturday after a report of a dormitory disturbance. He allegedly was shoving and swearing at dorm staff stationed at outside doors.

A top-25 prospect out of Seattle, Wrenn was the Washington player of the year in 1997-98. He appeared in 24 games at UConn, averaging, 2.3 points and one rebound.

Other to announce he had dismissed Wrenn, Calhoun had no further comment.

It's been one thing after another with Wrenn at Connecticut. He and reserve center Souleymane Wane were suspended for the Duke game in November for taking a taxi instead of the team bus home from the first game of the season against Iowa during the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament in Madison Square Garden.

He also was cited by police outside a New Haven bar a month earlier for allegedly creating a public disturbance. At the time, Calhoun said the citation was like a parking ticket and reprimanded Wrenn.

In February, Wrenn and freshman point guard Tony Robertson were suspended for a game while police investigated whether they took part in a scheme to swap tickets for boots at a Hartford-area clothing store. No charges were filed.

When he was to the court in March after his last suspension, Wrenn said he had no intention of transferring.

``I am going to stay at the University of Connecticut,'' he said at that time. ``They are going to have to throw me out of this school, but I'm going to be a Husky until I die.''
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