UConn basketball has taken off since the arrival of Jim Calhoun.
Since Calhoun became coach in 1986, Connecticut has won three national championships and has without a doubt emerged as one of the top 10 basketball programs of all time. Many lists have them at No. 7 behind traditional powers Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, UCLA, Indiana and Kansas.
In the past couple decades, UConn has produced a large number of NBA players, many of whom have found success both in college and the pros.
However, UConn has seen talent throughout the years, even before Calhoun. This is a list of the 10 greatest Connecticut men's basketball players of all time.
A lot went into consideration for this list. An important factor for many on the list was their place in UConn immortality as Huskies of Honor, an elite group of men's and women's players who have been enshrined on the walls of Gampel Pavilion for everyone to see. Nine of the players on this list are members of that group. The player's role on the team, national recognition and the success of the team were also contributing factors. For instance, the non-member of the Huskies of Honor on this list is one of UConn's best scorers of all time and was a vital member of the 2004 national championship team.
There is certainly room for debate and I would love to hear any ideas that others have on the subject, but after much consideration, these are my picks for the 10 greatest Connecticut Huskies of all time.