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




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