50 Greatest UConn Men’s Basketball Players: 10-1


SportzEdge.com is counting down the 50 Greatest UConn men’s basketball players in history. From Wes Bialosuknia and Toby Kimball to Richard Hamilton and Kemba Walker, we rank ’em all. Check out the entire list: 50-41 40-31  30-21 20-11.

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Khalid El-Amin. 2nd Round, Denver, CO Photo by David Gonzales.10. Khalid El-Amin (1997-00) 5-10, G. The heart and soul of the 1999 championship team, El-Amin remains one of the most beloved Huskies in history.

With a gregarious, heart-on-his-sleeve personality and toughness that embodied his hardscrabble upbringing in Minneapolis, El-Amin helped engineer one of the greatest upsets in NCAA championship history when Connecticut defeated Duke, 77-74 in the 1999 final.

He ranks eighth all-time in Huskies history in assists with 479, ranks sixth in steals with 186, and tenth in points, having put up 1,650 in his three years in Storrs.

But he’ll be forever remembered for running towards the CBS cameras following the 1999 national championship game, jumping up and down and screaming, “We shocked the world! We shocked the world!”

(Sources: Sports-reference.com, UConn Athletics) Photo courtesy: UConn Athletics

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    […] The 1999 team was substantially a toughest of a bunch–a rough, imperishable patrol that ran by a deteriorate during 34-2 and 16-2 in a Big East. Sophomore Khalid El-Amin was a doubtful heart and essence of a team–his brag and self-belief belied his years. Richard Hamilton (21.5 ppg) was a go-to-guy, and an easy choice as one of UConn’s 5 biggest players of all-time. […]


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