Round 1: #8 Walt Dropo vs. #9 Billy Corley

Walt Dropo vs. Billy Corley

#8 Walt Dropo – (1945-1947)
by Peter Bard

One of the best pure athletes ever to go through UConn, Dropo starred for the football, basketball, and baseball teams in the 1940s. Despite leaving UConn as its all-time leading scorer (since passed by like a zillion guys) and being drafted as the #4 overall pick in the BAA (precursor to the NBA) draft, Dropo signed with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. In 1950, “Moose” led the American league in RBIs and total bases and won the Rookie of the Year award.

Career Points: 523

Career Rebounds: Records not kept

Career Assists: Records not kept

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Career Steals: Records not kept

Career Blocks: Records not kept

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Did not play freshman season

  #9 Billy Corley – (1965-1968)
by Meghan Bard

Bill Corley, who was a three-time All-Yankee Conference First Team player in the 1960s, currently holds the record for the most points scored in a single game, with 51 against New Hampshire in 1968. Corley played under Coach Fred A. Shabel for two seasons, and Burr Carlson (who only lasted a couple season, after a posting dismal records) in his senior year. UConn went to the NCAA tournament his junior year. Corley racked up more than 1,200 points, averaging a double-double (16.9 points and 13.7 rebounds per game) in three seasons with the Huskies.

Career Points: 1219

Career Rebounds: 986

Career Assists: Records not kept

Career Steals: Records not kept

Career Blocks: Records not kept

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All-time high single game point total (51)
1000 point club
Did not play freshman season


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Tyler Wilkinson
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2 COMMENTS

  1. I’m so torn! Clearly I love the nickname, but a red sock??? What do I do?? I may have to abstain from this vote…

  2. You must vote. Life is all about hard choices. Like, “do I eat this piece of pizza or do I punch myself in the groin?” Choices.

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