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

Yogie31. Vin Yokabaskas (1949-52) 6-2, F. Yogie played in a different era, when 6-2 guys were big men, and the jerseys apparently said “UConns” (picture right). But Yokabaskas was still a fine player in his own right in those days.

The Bloomfield native was the first player in Connecticut history to score 1,000 points and still ranks 22nd all-time on the UConn career scoring list. He also still owns most of the scoring records at Bloomfield High School, even though he graduated nearly 70 years ago. Yokabaskas led the Huskies to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1951.

The Huskies posted a remarkable record of 61-17 in Yogie’s three years on varsity (freshmen weren’t allowed to play varsity back then). Yokabaskas is a member of UConn’s All-Century team.

Sources: UConnhooplegends.com, UConn Athletics Photo courtesy: UConn Athletics

 

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