|#1 Donyell Marshall – (1991-1994)
by Tyler Wilkinson
When he arrived on campus, Donyell Marshall was the best recruit UConn had ever landed. When he left UConn after his junior year for the NBA draft, he was the best player UConn ever had. Many stars have followed – Ray Allen was a freshman when Marshall was a junior – but Marshall was the first, blue chip prospect to arrive in Storrs (with the added bonus of shunning Syracuse in the process). Although a Final Four eluded him – painfully – in his collegiate career, Marshall statistics belay his dominance. His 1,648 points are good for 11th on UConn’s all-time list. His scoring average of 18.1 per game is seventh. He held the UConn record for blocked shots for a decade. In the 1993-1994 season, he scored 20 or more points in a record 23 straight games – in a season where he scored 855 points, a record that stood for 17 years until Kemba Walker bested it in 2011.
Marshall was also the first UConn player to be picked in the NBA Draft lottery – paving the way for the NBA stars that came next. His very presence in Storrs irrevocably inflated fan interest and expectations.
Career Points: 1648
Career Rebounds: 695
Career Assists: 131
Career Steals: 113
Career Blocks: 245
1st Team All-American 1993-1994
|#9 Rashad Anderson – (2002-2006)
by Tyler Wilkinson
Rashad “Slash” Anderson loved to shoot. He earned a reputation as the “sparkplug” off the bench early in his UConn career, where he would enter the game ice cold and immediately start raining threes. As a sophomore, Anderson played a key role in the Huskies’ 2004 National Championship run, being named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team. His 21 three-pointers are a UConn single-tournament record.Anderson is UConn’s all-time leader in made three-pointers and three-point attempts. He is a member of UConn’s 1,000 point club, finishing his career at 1,432.
Career Points: 1432
Career Rebounds: 333
Career Assists: 105
Career Steals: 76
Career Blocks: 34
UConn leader in made 3-pointers (and attempts)
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