Round 1: #5 Scott Burrell vs. #12 Nadav Henefeld

Scott Burrell vs. Nadav Henefeld

#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

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Career Steals: 310

Career Blocks: 129


UConn leader in steals & steals/game
2nd Team Big East 1991-1992
3rd Team Big East 1990-1991, 1992-1993
1000 point club

  #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
Left UConn after freshman season

A-Z Tourney: Round 4 -- A vs. O

  • Team A (88%, 99 Votes)
  • Team O (12%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 112

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  1. Wouldn’t have mattered; Sheffer didn’t start until 93, by which time Henefeld would have graduated. They did play together in Israel, however.

  2. This shouldn’t even be as close as it is. Burrell is the only human (let alone Husky) who has ever walked on this planet to be drafted in the first round in two different professional American sports leagues (MLB – Blue Jays; NBA – Hornets). He is probably 2 lines under-seeded here.

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