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

Dropo_Walt_posed25. Walt Dropo (1943-47) Perhaps the greatest athlete in UConn history, the Moose from Moosup was a three-sport star in basketball, baseball and football at Connecticut.

He averaged 20.7 points per game, which ranks second all-time in Huskies history, behind Wes Bialosuknia.

Dropo was drafted by the Chicago Bears of the NFL and the Providence Steamrollers of a pre-NBA professional basketball league. But he made his greatest mark in baseball, where he won the 1950 American League Rookie of the Year award and spent four seasons with the Red Sox.

(Sources: BaseballAlmanac.com, UConnhuskies.com) Photo courtesy: UConn Athletics

 

NEXT >>

<< PREVIOUS

SportzEdge.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s