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

0304Gordon9147. Ben Gordon, (2001-04) 6-2, G. The Robin to Emeka Okafor’s Batman, Gordon was a scoring machine for the 2004 national champion Huskies, whom many consider the greatest UConn team of all time.

Those Huskies finished 33-6 and cruised through the NCAA Tournament, winning by an average of 13.3 points per game. Gordon poured in 18.5 points per game, dished out 4.5 assists and grabbed 4.7 boards that season.

He was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft, right behind Okafor, who was taken second overall by the expansion Charlotte Bobcats.

Gordon led Chicago to the playoffs in 2006 and ’07, and averaged 21.5 points per game in 2007.

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




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