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

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48. Al Cooper (1956-59) 6-7, C. With a giant wingspan and an amazing leaping ability, Cooper was one of the first great athletes to lace ’em up for the Huskies.

He averaged a double-double for his career, putting up 11.9 points and 10.9 boards per game. He was also a tremendous defender, and if they kept statistics for blocked shots in those days, may have been among the school’s all-time leaders.

The 1956-59 era Huskies were also one of the most exciting squads in school history. They captured the Yankee Conference crown all four seasons (and actually won 10 in a row from 1950-60), and led the nation in scoring in 1957.

Sources: UConnhoopslegends.com, UConn Athletics




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