Round 2: #1 Ray Allen vs. #9 Phil Gamble

Ray Allen vs. Phil Gamble

#1 Ray Allen – (1993-1996)
by Meghan Bard

In Rd 1, Allen defeated Cal Chapman, 354-6

Ray Allen is the greatest three-point shooter in the history of the game of basketball. That’s right. I said it. His skill is unquestionable; his preparation is legendary. Despite only three years at UConn, he managed to score nearly 2,000 points. He is also the all-time leader in three-point shooting percentage. Allen is without a doubt the most successful former Husky to play in the NBA. In his final year in Storrs, he was named the 1996 Big East player of the year, and a First Team All-American. And who can forget that amazing off-balance game-winning shot against Allen Iverson and Georgetown in the 1996 Big East Championship.

Career Points: 1922

Career Rebounds: 601

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Career Assists: 105

Career Steals: 159

Career Blocks: 41

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1st Team All-American 1995-1996

3rd Team All-American 1994-1995

UPI National Player of the Year in 1996

  #9 Phil Gamble – (1985-1989)
by Meghan Bard

In Rd 1, Phil Gamble defeated Vin Yokabaskas, 85-38

A member of the 1,000 point club, Phil Gamble played at UConn at the beginning of the Calhoun era, from 1985 to 1989. Gamble was the NIT MVP in 1988, when UConn won its first championship. That team, and that win, was the first step on UConn basketball’s rise from a small-time team in a tiny state to one of college basketball’s powerhouse institutions. Gamble, who graduated in 1989, was team captain in his senior year.

Career Points: 1371

Career Rebounds: 425

Career Assists: 204

Career Steals: 100

Career Blocks: 14

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1000 point club


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