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

BUTLER8. Caron Butler (2000-02) 6-7, F. Nicknamed “Tough Juice,” Butler was a scrappy, hard-nosed defender with ice water in his veins and an ability to score in crunch time.

He only played two seasons for the Huskies before leaving for the NBA, but his impact was remarkable. Caron averaged 18 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game in his UConn career.

He was an All-American in 2002, and carried that squad to a 27-6 record and an appearance in the Elite Eight, where it put up a valiant effort before falling to eventual national champion Maryland.

Butler has spent 11 years in the NBA and has career averages of 16.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers.

(Sources: Statsheet.com, Bbstate.com) Photo courtesy: UConn Athletics

 

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