Round 1: #1 Ray Allen vs. #16 Cal Chapman


#1 Ray Allen – (1993-1996)
by Meghan Bard

Ray Allen is the greatest three-point shooter in the history of the game of basketball. That’s right. I said it. His skill is unquestionable; his preparation is legendary. Despite only three years at UConn, he managed to score nearly 2,000 points. He is also the all-time leader in three-point shooting percentage. Allen is without a doubt the most successful former Husky to play in the NBA. In his final year in Storrs, he was named the 1996 Big East player of the year, and a First Team All-American. And who can forget that amazing off-balance game-winning shot against Allen Iverson and Georgetown in the 1996 Big East Championship.

Career Points: 1922

Career Rebounds: 601

Career Assists: 105

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Career Steals: 159

Career Blocks: 41


1st Team All-American 1995-1996

3rd Team All-American 1994-1995

  #16 Cal Chapman – (1971-1974)
by Tyler Wilkinson

A West Haven native, Cal Chapman played for his state’s university from 1971-1974 – sitting out his freshman season, as was customary at the time. Chapman amassed 1,023 career points, 600 rebounds and 105 assists in his three seasons at Storrs. The 6’6” forward was the 9th player in UConn history to score 1,000 points in his career, doing so in his 74th game.

Career Points: 1023

Career Rebounds: 600

Career Assists: 105

Career Steals: Records not kept

Career Blocks: Records not kept


1,000 point club

Did not play freshman season

If you had to erase one UConn championship, which would it be?

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  1. Who are the two jokers that voted for Chapman?? This isn’t the Baseball HOF ballot here, you can have a unanimous pick…

  2. Why didn’t UCONN and Providence schedule games with each other during the 1960s and 1970s. They both scheduled games with URI, UMASS, Fairfield, Holy Cross and Boston College, but not each other. Those were the years of Kimball, Bialosuknia, Jimmy Walker, John Thompson, Bob Staak, Ernie D, Kevin Stacom, and Marvin Barnes. I always wanted them to play each other but they never did. I wonder why? Was there a rift? Any information you can provide?

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