|#5 Scott Burrell – (1989-1993)
by Tyler Wilkinson
Scott Burrell is UConn’s all-time leader in steals and steals-per-game. However, it’s a famous pass of his – full court to Tate George – that strikes the most stirring memories for UConn fans. Burrell was a leader in the era where UConn emerged as a real threat to the Big East hierarchy. He was a well-rounded small forward whose 1,562 career points are still good for 16th place on UConn’s all-time list. He was the first college player in NCAA history to record at least 1,500 points, 750 rebounds, 275 assists and 300 steals in his career.
Career Points: 1562
Career Rebounds: 750
Career Assists: 293
Career Steals: 310
Career Blocks: 129
UConn leader in steals & steals/game
|#12 Nadav Henefeld – (1989-1990)
by Peter Bard
Nadav Henefeld was arguably the most versatile player in UConn history, a capable scorer inside and out, possessing great court vision and excellent rebounding skills. He was best known for his defense, as he nabbed 137 steals in his one season at UConn, setting a program record, as well as an NCAA freshman record, for steals in a season.
He made his presence known in the Big East on January 20th in a matchup against the Georgetown Hoyas, a team known for a dominant inside presence featuring future NBA Hall of Famers Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo. Henefeld matched up against the 6’10”, 250 lb. Mourning and still managed to lead the Huskies to a big win with 21 points and 5 steals.
Henefeld went back to play professional in Israel after that season, and is still known as one of the greatest players in the history of Israeli basketball.
Career Points: 429
Career Rebounds: 208
Career Assists: 106
Career Steals: 138
Career Blocks: 22
3rd Team Big East 1989-1990
A-Z Tourney: Round 4 -- A vs. O
- Team A (88%, 99 Votes)
- Team O (12%, 13 Votes)
Total Voters: 112