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

EMEKA OKAFOR4. Emeka Okafor (2002-04), 6-10, C. The greatest big man in UConn history was at the center of college basketball during the 2004 season. The Huskies were far and away the best team in the nation, and they were led by Okafor, who averaged 17.6 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.

Okafor was also a defensive force, averaging 4.3 blocks per game over his career (best all-time) and setting the school record with 441 blocks. He was named National Player of the Year and National Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, a feat that only Anthony Davis of Kentucky has accomplished since.

Okafor led arguably the greatest Huskies team of all-time to a stirring national championship run.

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

 

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