Round 1: #4 Doron Sheffer vs. #13 Josh Boone

Doron Sheffer vs. Josh Boone

#4 Doron Sheffer – (1993-1996)
by Peter Bard

Doron “Iceman” Sheffer, known for his crisp passing, sweet shooting, and steely gaze, starred at UConn from 1993-1996. Sheffer, a 6’5” point guard, played alongside Kevin Ollie (best passing team ever?) and Ray Allen in his three years at Storrs, scoring 1,329 points, good for 25th all-time, dishing 559 assists, good for 4th all-time, and snagging 194 steals, good for third all-time, all despite only playing three seasons at UConn because of NCAA rules I don’t understand regarding Israeli professionals. Sheffer enjoyed his best individual season in 1995-96, averaging 16.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 6.1 assists, tying a since-broken record with 212 assists in a season.
Due to his age (Doron was already 24 when he finished his UConn career), Sheffer fell to the second round of the draft, being selected 36th overall by the Clippers. Instead of becoming the first Israeli-born player to play in the NBA, Sheffer chose to return to Israel, signing with Maccabi Tel-Aviv, where he won four straight Israeli League Championships.

Career Points: 1329

Career Rebounds: 452

Career Assists: 559

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Career Steals: 194

Career Blocks: 22


2nd Team Big East 1994-1995, 1995-1996
3rd Team Big East 1993-1994
1,000 point club
Only played three seasons at UConn

  #13 Josh Boone – (2003-2006)
by Meghan Bard

Josh Boone spent three years at UConn, and racked up a National Championship and a Big East Defensive Player of the Year title as a sophomore. As a freshman, he was the starting power forward on the 2004 National Champion team. In his sophomore season Boone blocked a career high nine shots in one game against St. John’s. His stats dropped in his junior year, but Boone chose to leave with a year of eligibility remaining and was picked 23rd in the NBA draft in 2006. After spending a few years playing for the Nets, Boone played in China for a couple seasons, and is currently playing in the D-League.

Career Points: 959

Career Rebounds: 718

Career Assists: 84

Career Steals: 53

Career Blocks: 222


2005 Big East Defensive Player of the Year
2nd Team Big East 2004-2005
1st Round NBA draft pick

A-Z Tourney: Round 2 -- B vs. P

  • Team B (94%, 124 Votes)
  • Team P (6%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 132

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