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

PHIL GAMBLE33. Phil Gamble (1985-89) 6-4, G. One of the key members of Jim Calhoun’s first Huskies teams, Gamble averaged 12.6 points and 3.6 rebounds over an excellent four-year career.

Alongside fellow star Clifford Robinson, Gamble helped lift the Huskies from irrelevant local power into national contender. Gamble ranks 19th in scoring in school history, having posted 1,371 points over his four-year career.

He was named MVP of the 1988 National Invitational Tournament, which UConn won by knocking off Ohio State in the final.

The Huskies would go on to make 21 consecutive postseason appearances, and Calhoun often credits his first teams for helping set the foundation.

Sources: Courant.com, UConn Athletics) Photo courtesy: UConn Athletics

 

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