What School Would Have The Greatest Starting Five of All Time?
University of Connecticut
Kemba is a household name right now, but it wasn’t always this way. He gained his notoriety by hitting a step back buzzer beater to knock off #3 Pitt in the 2011 Big East Tournament. Walker finished second in the 2010-11 player of the year voting, ultimately losing the crown to Jimmer.
Ray Allen was named USA basketball Male Athlete of the Year in 1995. He was named First-Team All American and won the Big East POY in the 1995-96 season. Allen finished his career third on the Uconn career scoring list with 1,922 total points.
Richard Hamilton was named the 1999 NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. The 1999 Uconn team would go on to win the national title after Hamilton averaged 24 PPG.
Donyell Marshall was a unanimous pick for the Best East Player of the Year in the 1993-94 season. He is a member of the Uconn basketball All Century team. He was UConn’s first Consensus First Team All-American, and finalist for the National Player of the Year Honors.
Emeka Okafor played at Uconn from 2001-2004. He was named the Academic All-American in 2004 after graduating with a 3.8 GPA. Oakfor led the nation in blocks during the 03-04 season and eventually would graduate as Uconn’s leader in blocked shots with 441 total.