No suprise here. UConn's Emeka Okafor and Ben Gordon were named to the NBA All-Rookie team. Of the players on the first or second team, Orlando's Jameer Nelson was the only ex-college senior to make the top 10 list.
The NBA has been very nice to players from UConn this season. Yesterday, Ben Gordon (Bulls) was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year. Wednesday, Emeka Okafor (Hornet) was named the Rookie of the Year with 514 votes edging out ex-teammate Gordon by just 71 votes.
He would have been a senior with the Huskies this past season. Instead, Ben Gordon, the third pick in the 2004 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls, was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year on Tuesday
Ben Gordon, who was the #3 selection of the 2004 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls, will be featured Thursday night / Friday morning on ESPN's Outside the Lines at 1:00 AM EDT.
A top ten pick seemed guaranteed but expect few were seeing the junior from Mount Vernon N.Y. to go right after his teammate.
6-2 junior guard Ben Gordon of Connecticut is College Basketball News' Player of the Week. He led the # Huskies (3-0) to three wins, including two victories in the preseason N.I.T.
November 24, 2003