UConn adds Germany’s Giffey to roster

Connecticut has added a 19-year-old swingman from Germany a day after announcing that sophomore forward Ater Majok withdrew from school.

Niels Giffey will take Majok’s spot on the roster, giving the Huskies six freshmen for the upcoming season.

The 6-foot-7 Giffey joins guards Shabazz Napier and Jeremy Lamb, along with forwards Roscoe Smith, Tyler Olander and Michael Bradley as newcomers to the Huskies.

The school’s announcement Thursday comes a day before UConn is due to submit a response to NCAA allegations of serious recruiting violations in the men’s basketball program that could cost the team some scholarships.