50 Greatest Players in UConn men’s basketball history: 50-1

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42. Charlie Villanueva (2003-05) Villanueva only played two seasons in Storrs, but he will be remembered as one of the better players in Connecticut history.

His contributions off the bench (8.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.5 bpg) helped UConn capture the 2004 national title, and Villanueva took a starring role the following season, putting up 13.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

He was selected with the 7th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors, and has spent seven seasons in the NBA with the Raptors, Bucks and Pistons, averaging 16.2 ppg in 2009.

(Sources: Statsheet.com, Bleacher Report.com)




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