College Basketball: All-Time Starting Fives

UConn Huskies

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Ray Allen
SF – Richard Hamilton
PF – Donyell Marshall
C – Emeka Okafor

When it comes to discussing UConn basketball, it is often the women’s team that is mentioned first. The women’s program is at the pinnacle of the sport — having won 11 National Championships since 1995. However, the men’s program has also enjoyed its share of success winning four NCAA Championships. In 1999, Richard Hamilton was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament en route to the title. While with the Huskies, Hamilton was a two-time Consensus All-American and averaged 21.5 PPG his final two years. A few years earlier, in ’94, Marshall became an All-American by averaging 25.1 PPG and 8.9 RPG for the 29-5 Huskies. Before Hamilton became the leading man, Allen led the charge.

One of the greatest shooters of all-time, Allen shot 45.7-percent from three and averaged 22.3 PPG over his final two years with the program. For the final two positions — PG and center — we go back to champions. In 2004, Okafor — an All-American and Big East DPoY — averaged a double-double (17.6 and 11.5) en route to UConn’s second title. In three years, Okafor also averaged 4.3 blocks per game. Rounding out the starting five is Walker. Kemba led the Huskies on an improbable run in ’11, winning 11-straight games to end the year. That season, Walker averaged 23.5 PPG and was named the tournament’s MOP.

Image Source: Getty Images