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History of the UConn Huskies' big men

dmayberry@opubco.com Modified: June 12, 2009 at 11:21 am •  Published: June 12, 2009

Here's a quick look at how some of the more recent University of Connecticut big men have fared in the NBA.

Player;Height;Position;Years pro

Emeka Okafor;6-10;Center-forward;2004-present

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.

Jake Voskuhl;6-11;Center;2001-present

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.

Hilton Armstrong;6-11;Center;2006-present

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.

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