Round 2: #4 Tony Hanson vs. #5 Scott Burrell

Tony Hanson vs. Scott Burrell

#4 Tony Hanson – (1973-1977)
by Tyler Wilkinson

In Rd 1, Hanson defeated #13 Al Weston, 155-10

Tony Hanson kicked off his UConn career by winning the Yankee Conference Rookie of the Year Award in 1974. He continued to improve, averaging 16.7 points and 6.5 rebounds as sophomore. As a junior, he led UConn to a Sweet 16 appearance. It is Hanson’s senior year that marks among the greatest in Husky history however. He averaged a double-double with an incredible 26 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. He shot over 52% from the field.
Hanson is currently third all-time on UConn’s scoring list, sandwiched between Richard Hamilton and Ray Allen with 1,990 career points. He is UConn’s all-time leader in made field goals.

Career Points: 1990

Career Rebounds: 818

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Career Assists: 300

Career Steals: Records not kept

Career Blocks: Records not kept


UConn leader in made field goals
1,000 point club

#5 Scott Burrell – (1989-1993)
by Tyler Wilkinson

In Rd 1, Burrell defeated #12 Nadav Henefeld, 128-22

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
2nd Team Big East 1991-1992
3rd Team Big East 1990-1991, 1992-1993
1000 point club

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  1. Hanson or Burrell? And both are CT guys who stayed in state to play. Tough one! Hanson played when I was there so that’s a factor. Burrell is probably the best athlete to ever don the uniform but got to go with Hanson as the better player.

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