Samuel played in 65 games for UConn and started eight an averaged 3.0 points per game.
“Terrence has been a player who has always given his best on the court and in the classroom,” UConn Coach Kevin Ollie said. “We thank him for his contributions to the program and wish him good luck and much success in all his future endeavors.”
Samuel, a 6-4 guard from Brooklyn, seemed to have declining options in the backcourt for the Huskies.
UConn is bringing in guard Jalen Adams at the point and the Huskies also are one of the finalists for the services of Seton Hall transfer Sterling Gibbs, who is eligible immediately. Add in Rodney Purvis and Omar Calhoun at guard, as well as Sam Cassell Jr., playing time would be an issue.
Samuel is an excellent defensive player, but he never got his shooting on track at UConn and in 65 games never hit a 3-point shot. That inability to knockdown shots made him a bit player even when the team could use his defense and ball-handling ability. He's the second reserve to transfer for the Huskies, who saw Rakim Lubin also leave the team.
The Huskies remain in the mix for Gibbs, but also have a numbers crunch as getting to 13 scholarships doesn't look feasible.
The Huskies currently have only 10 scholarship players in the fold, three short of the maximum. The Huskies already went the transfer rout when they signed Cornell fifth year transfer Shonn Miller.