Calhoun’s best Husky?

Here’s an interesting UConn ranking, if you care to read.

One of my colleagues, a talented writer who works for she-who-must-not-be-named (in my world newspapers like ships are all female, I guess), wanted to get an idea of who might be the best UConn player in the Jim Calhoun era.

Kevin Duffy polled some of the current and former beat writers who covered the team during Calhoun’s tenure, including yours truly, and put together a poll of the best.

Here are the results, with first-place votes in parenthesis and then total points. It’s interesting to see what everyone thought.

I, like many apparently, put Emeka Okafor at the top of the list. I had Donyell Marshall higher than most, it seems, but I really have no major issues with the list. A pretty fair ranking.

1. Emeka Okafor (5) 151

2. Ray Allen (3) 151

3. Richard Hamilton (2) 143

4. Kemba Walker (1) 137

5. Donyell Marshall 133

6. Ben Gordon 105

7. Caron Butler 95

8. Chris Smith 93

9. Cliff Robinson 86

10. Khalid El-Amin 68

11. Rudy Gay 40

12. Doron Sheffer 34

13. Scott Burrell 33

14. A.J. Price 32

15. Hasheem Thabeet 16

16. Nadav Henefeld 12

17. Tate George 9

18. Kevin Freeman 5

19. Jeff Adrien 4

20. (tie) Marcus Williams, Kevin Ollie 3

The following media members voted: Jeff Jacobs, Hartford Courant; Dave Borges, New Haven Register; Pete Abraham, Boston Globe; Gavin Keefe, New London Day; Chris Elsberry, Connecticut Post; Mike DiMauro, New London Day; Neill Ostrout, Journal-Inquirer; Ed Daigneault, Waterbury Repulican-American; Ken Davis, Fox Sports; Brian Koonz, Danbury News-Times; Kevin Duffy, Connecticut Post

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About Neill

Neill Ostrout covers the UConn men's basketball team for the Journal Inquirer in Manchester. He has been a member of the "Horde" for more than 16 years.
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