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

13. Clifford Robinson (1985-89) 6-10, F. Clifford_Robinson At 6-10 and with guard-like skills and a sweet shooting stroke, Clifford Robinson was a one-of-a-kind player for the Huskies during Jim Calhoun’s first few years.

Robinson averaged 18, 17, and 20 points per game in his final three seasons with the Huskies. He also ranks among the top 10 in school history in blocks. Robinson lifted UConn into national contention, leading them to the 1988 NIT championship. Robinson became the first UConn player ever to make it big in the NBA.

He played an amazing 19 seasons in the league, retiring in 2007. Robinson averaged over 14 points per game. He also played a significant role on the 1990 and ’92 Portland Trail Blazers, who reached the NBA Finals.

(Sources: Sports-reference.com, UConn Athletics) Photo courtesy: UConn Athletics

 

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