UConn Stars to Reunite for All-Star Game

On August 12th at the Mohegan Sun, nearly every standout UConn player to have played during the Jim Calhoun era will return to once again play for their head coach. The Jim Calhoun All-Star Basketball game will be played as part of the Mohegan Sun/Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic.

The list of players tentatively scheduled to play in the event is impressive. UConnfan.com was able to put together a partial list of participants -

Ray Allen, Rashad Anderson, Caron Butler, Richard Hamilton, Ben Gordon, Emeka Okafor, Hilton Armstrong, Josh Boone, Denham Brown, Taliek Brown, Scott Burrell, Dan Cyrulik, Lyman DePriest, Khalid El-Amin, Kevin Freeman, Phil Gamble, Rudy Gay, Tate George, John Gwynn, Nadav Henefeld, Rudy Johnson, Rashamel Jones, Donny Marshall, Donnyell Marshall, Ed Nelson, Kevin Ollie, Cliff Robinson, Rod Sellers, Doron Sheffer (maybe), Chris Smith, Charlie Villanueva, Souleyman Wane, Marcus Williams, Murray Williams, Boo Willingham.

Jake Voskuhl and Doron Sheffer are also potential participants.

The game will be played at 7:30PM at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, August 12, 2006.

The game will be play collegiate-style with two teams playing two twenty-minute halves. Proceeds from the game will benefit the UConn Foundation, Inc.'s Jim and Pat Calhoun Cardiology Research Endowment Fund for the UConn Health Center.

From the official release...

"I am excited to be able to bring so many of my former players back together for what should be a wonderful reunion for them and for the fans of Connecticut. I am also pleased that proceeds from the game will go to fight America's number #1 killer – heart disease," said Coach Calhoun.

"This event is further testimony to the extraordinary generosity and commitment of Jim and Pat Calhoun to the scientific and clinical growth of the cardiology program at the UConn Health Center," said Peter Deckers, M.D., Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the UConn Health Center's School of Medicine.

Since 1999, the Mohegan Sun / Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic has raised more that $1.75 million for cardiology research at the UConn Health Center's Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center.

Tickets are $22 to $29 and are now on-sale. To purchase tickets for this event, visit the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office located at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, call ticketmaster at 860.525.4500 or 860.886.0070, or visit Ticketmaster.com.


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