UConn basketball captured its fourth—and most unlikely—national championship on Monday night with a 60-54 win over Kentucky. As much as the Huskies’ 2013-14 title run was about Shabazz Napier’s individual brilliance, he was far from the only player who took UConn from AAC runner-up to national title winner.
Highlight-reel mainstay DeAndre Daniels had an especially big hand in the Huskies’ postseason success. The slam-dunk artist turned in some of his best individual games of the season when UConn needed an offensive boost in NCAA tournament action.
Herein, a look at the season-long performances turned in by Napier, Daniels and all the rest of the Huskies who made it onto the court in 2013-14. Although overall effectiveness is paramount in these evaluations, some extra weight is allotted to the players who improved over the course of the year and/or made an impact in the postseason.