Here's a quick look at how some of the more recent University of Connecticut big men have fared in the NBA.
Comment: No. 2 overall pick in 2004 and eventual Rookie of the Year. He's averaged a double-double in each of his five seasons.
NBA career averages: 14.0 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 0.9 assists.
Comment: Helped the Huskies win the 1999 NCAA Championship and averaged 6.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 138 career games.
NBA career averages: 4.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.3 blocks.
Comment: Named Big East Defensive Player of the Year as a senior but averaged only 4.7 points and 3.9 rebounds over his college career.
NBA career averages: 3.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 0.5 blocks, 0.3 assists.
Josh Boone;6-10;Power forward-center;2006-present
Comment: Started 100 of 103 games in three seasons for the Huskies, averaging 9.3 points and 7.0 rebounds. Big East Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore. Averaged at least 1.7 blocks in each of his three seasons.
NBA career averages: 5.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 0.6 blocks, 0.5 assists.
Comment: Finished second on Connecticut's all-time blocked shots list with 179. Most notable pro distinction, however, is his record for the quickest disqualification, fouling out in six minutes in Game 4 of the 1999 Western Conference Semifinals.
NBA career averages: 3.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.6 blocks, 0.6 assists.
Charlie Villanueva;6-11;Power forward;2005-present
Comment: Former seventh overall pick in the 2005 draft helped UConn win the national title as a freshman in 2004 and averaged 13.6 points and 8.3 rebounds as a sophomore before declaring for the draft.
NBA career averages: 13.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 blocks.