Round 1: #7 Jeff Adrien vs. #10 Donny Marshall

Jeff Adrien vs. Donny Marshall

#7 Jeff Adrien – (2006-2009)
by Tyler Wilkinson

Jeff Adrien was never the most talented player, but he was never outworked. A slightly undersized power forward, Adrien’s tenacity was his calling card in a career that included captaining a Final Four team in 2009. He was a roll player on the immensely talented, and wholly underwhelming, 2006 team where big men Hilton Armstrong and Josh Boone overshadowed him. When they left, he played second fiddle to another heralded center in Hasheem Thabeet. Despite his secondary roll, Adrien’s stat line truly conveys his importance. He is a rare member of the 1,000/1,000 club with 1,603 points and 1,126 career rebounds.

Career Points: 1603

Career Rebounds: 1126

Career Assists: 146

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Career Steals: 78

Career Blocks: 152


1,000 point club
1,000 rebound club
1st Team Big East 2007-2008
2nd Team Big East 2006-2007
3rd Team Big East 2008-2009
Member of 2009 Final Four team

  #10 Donny Marshall – (1991-1995)
by Meghan Bard

Donny Marshall, who graduated from UConn in 1995, is a member of the 1,000-point club. In his senior year, Marshall took the Huskies to the Elite Eight. Marshall was drafted in 1995 by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and finished his pro career in 2003 with the New Jersey Nets. Marshall currently does post-game and color commentary for the Boston Celtics, and for college games with NBC Sports Network. And in one of college basketball’s strangest coincidences, Donny Marshall started at UConn with fellow Husky great Donyell Marshall. Because, you know, that’s not confusing or anything.

Career Points: 1197

Career Rebounds: 534

Career Assists: 129

Career Steals: 127

Career Blocks: 17


3rd Team Big East 1993-1994, 1994-1995
1000 point club

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