2004 Draft: Ben Gordon
( RICHARD MESSINA / HARTFORD COURANT / November 14, 2001 )
Ben Gordon (2001-04)
UConn highlights: Averaged 20.5 points in junior season. Led Huskies to 2004 NCAA Tournament championship. His 104 three-pointers as a junior was the second-highest single-season total in school history.
Of note: 3rd overall pick of the Chicago Bulls, chosen immediately after college teammate Emeka Okafor (Charlotte Bobcats). Became first rookie to win the NBA Sixth Man Award (15.1 points in 24.2 minutes per game). Tied NBA record in a 2006 game against Washington with nine consecutive three-pointers without a miss.