UConn lands San Diego transfer Joey Calcaterra

UConn announced Friday that it has landed transfer guard Joey Calcaterra, who played four seasons for San Diego of the West Coast Conference.

Calcaterra averaged 8.5 points in 29 games last season, but led the Toreros in scoring (13.3) during the 2020-21 season. He also averaged 11.4 points during the 2019-20 campaign.

He is eligible to play for the Huskies due to the free season the NCAA has granted players due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Overall, Calcaterra played in 105 games (70 starts) for San Diego with career averages of 8.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists. He made 35.7 percent of his 3-point attempts (115 of 322).

Calcaterra is the fourth transfer guard to join the UConn program this offseason. The others are Tristen Newton of East Carolina, Nahiem Alleyne of Virginia Tech and Hassan Diarra of Texas A&M.