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

DONYELL MARSHALL6. Donyell Marshall (1991-94) 6-9, F. The powerful Marshall was an athletic big man with guard skills and a great shooting touch. The 1994 Big East Player of the Year averaged 25.1 points and 9 rebounds per game that season, and led the Huskies to a 27-4 record and the Big East championship. UConn advanced to the Sweet 16 before suffering a heartbreaking overtime loss to Florida.

Marshall became the Huskies’ first consensus First-team All-American in 1994. He became the first UConn player to be a top-five pick in the NBA Draft when the Minnesota Timberwolves selected him fourth overall in 1994. Marshall played 15 years in the NBA, averaging 11.2 points per game.

He tied the NBA record for most three-pointers in a single game, when he hit 12 against the Sixers in 2007.

(Sources: Databasebasketball.com, UConnhuskies.com). Photo courtesy: UConn Athletics

 

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