43. Karl Hobbs (1980-84) 5-8, G. The Roxbury, Mass native was a terrific point guard who finished his UConn career with a then-record 534 assists (now good enough for fifth on the all-time list).
The Huskies made back-to-back appearances in the NIT during Hobbs’ freshman and sophomore seasons, and advanced to the second round in 1980. UConn finished those two years with a combined record of 37-20. Though they never got over the hump, Hobbs was a big reason why the Huskies were competitive in those seasons.
Hobbs went on to become an assistant coach at UConn, and was part of the 1999 national championship team. He spent 10 years as the head coach at George Washington University, guiding the Colonials to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances and a 27-3 record in 2006.