19. Tate George (1986-90) 6-5, F. George is the author of “The Shot,” the single greatest play in the history of UConn basketball. The Huskies trailed Clemson by one point with one second remaining in the Sweet 16 game in the 1990 NCAA Tournament when George caught a length-of-the-court pass, launched a turnaround jumper and…wound up on March Madness highlights for the rest of eternity.
George saved the Huskies’ “dream season” with that shot. It had been the first time the school had earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAAs, and UConn proved it belonged by reaching the Elite Eight.
He finished his career with 1,247 points, and ranks second in UConn history in both assists (677) and steals (201). He was also the first UConn player to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft, and spent four seasons in the league with the Nets, 76ers and Bucks.