STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn has hired Temple assistant men's basketball coach Dwayne Killings to fill a similar role with the Huskies.

The 35-year-old is a native of Amherst, Massachusetts, and played at the University of Massachusetts for two years before transferring to Hampton University and earning a degree in Sports Management.

He spent the past five seasons at Temple, where he had previously served as an assistant director of basketball operations. He also has worked at Boston University, for the NBA's Developmental League and for the Charlotte Bobcats.

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UConn coach Kevin Ollie says he first took note of Killings on the recruiting trail and was impressed by his professionalism.

Killings replaces Karl Hobbs, who left in April to become the associate head coach at Rutgers.

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The headline of this story has been corrected to show that Killings' first name is Dwayne.