2004 Draft: Emeka Okafor

<h4>2004 Draft</h4><br>
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<b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="hpa1075" title="Emeka Okafor" href="/topic/sports/basketball/emeka-okafor-hpa1075.topic">Emeka Okafor</a> (2001-04)</b><br>
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<b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU0000152" title="University of Connecticut" href="/topic/education/colleges-universities/university-of-connecticut-OREDU0000152.topic">UConn</a> highlights:</b> Outstanding player of 2004 Final Four as UConn won <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU0000001" title="National Collegiate Athletic Association" href="/topic/sports/national-collegiate-athletic-association-OREDU0000001.topic">NCAA</a> championship. Career leader in field-goal percentage (59.0) and blocked shots (441). No. 16 on career scoring list (1,426) and No. 3 on rebound list (1,091). Led nation in blocks in 2003 and 2004. Two-time national defensive player of the year.<br>
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<b>Of note:</b> No. 2 overall pick by Charlotte, UConn's highest selection. Rookie of the year in 2004-05 season. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15008001" title="NBA" href="/topic/sports/basketball/nba-15008001.topic">NBA</a> career averages: 14.3 points, 10.8 rebounds.

( STEPHEN DUNN / February 8, 2003 )

2004 Draft



Emeka Okafor (2001-04)

UConn highlights: Outstanding player of 2004 Final Four as UConn won NCAA championship. Career leader in field-goal percentage (59.0) and blocked shots (441). No. 16 on career scoring list (1,426) and No. 3 on rebound list (1,091). Led nation in blocks in 2003 and 2004. Two-time national defensive player of the year.

Of note: No. 2 overall pick by Charlotte, UConn's highest selection. Rookie of the year in 2004-05 season. NBA career averages: 14.3 points, 10.8 rebounds.

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