After 2-Year Drought, 3 Huskies Have Played Into Draft Picture

Full story: Hartford Courant

UConn 's last presence in the NBA draft, in 2006, was unprecedented. The Huskies matched Duke and North Carolina by having four players selected in the first round - Rudy Gay , Hilton Armstrong , Marcus Williams and Josh Boone .

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FREDDYKOOL

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Jun 21, 2009
 
fk GREAT TO SEE JIMS WORK PAN OUT TO MAKE OTHERS VERY WELL OFF. GOOD LUCK ALL!!!!
Timster

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Jun 21, 2009
 
Pay close attention Ater Majok, THIS is why you should attend UCONN in the fall. Europe will not do for you what General Calhoun can do to build up your character, your game, and your name recognition for the next level. Make the right choice! GO HUSKIES!!!
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#4
Jun 21, 2009
 
Thabeet is definitely not ready to be a PTP in the NBA. He should have used up every minute of college time he had. I've never seen a big man like him spend so much time getting knocked to the floor.This guy better look for a beat down everytime he gets in the game.
Uconn phan

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#5
Jun 21, 2009
 
What a louzy review of A.J.---as a point guard and scoring guard--how many better are there?? He'd be number one on my team.
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#6
Jun 22, 2009
 
thabeet stands tall (especialy when lying down).
justadream

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Jun 22, 2009
 
Timster wrote:
Pay close attention Ater Majok, THIS is why you should attend UCONN in the fall. Europe will not do for you what General Calhoun can do to build up your character, your game, and your name recognition for the next level. Make the right choice! GO HUSKIES!!!
By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.

• Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke.

Sports Illustrated
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Jun 22, 2009
 
justadream wrote:
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By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.
• Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke.
Sports Illustrated
What's your point-dexter??? Besides regurgitating sound bites, do you have an original thought?? Should for example, A.J. Hasheem, and Adrien, pack up their dreams to satisfy your perception?? I sure hope not. I'm sure there's a study that shows 83% of cellar dwellin', mother's P.C. borrowin', sport's figure complainin' sorry a$$e$ such as yourself have gone bankrupt, have not had employment in years, have divorce in their history, and suffer severe E.D. So I say, what's in a study?? Keep the dream alive boys, GO HUSKIES!!!
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Jun 23, 2009
 
Timster wrote:
<quoted text> What's your point-dexter??? Besides regurgitating sound bites, do you have an original thought?? Should for example, A.J. Hasheem, and Adrien, pack up their dreams to satisfy your perception?? I sure hope not. I'm sure there's a study that shows 83% of cellar dwellin', mother's P.C. borrowin', sport's figure complainin' sorry a$$e$ such as yourself have gone bankrupt, have not had employment in years, have divorce in their history, and suffer severe E.D. So I say, what's in a study?? Keep the dream alive boys, GO HUSKIES!!!
foy u my friend .
In order to get a perspective from the inside, I contacted Jordan Woy, a highly respected sports agent and a principal in the sports marketing/management firm of Schlegel Sports. Jordan has represented numerous high profile athletes

Here is what Jordon had to say:

I think there are several reasons why so many athletes “go broke”. First, whether it is a lottery winner, an athlete or a star entertainer, if they are not equipped with the knowledge on how to make and save money they are in trouble. When they didn’t earn it through disciplined business practices and they don’t have those skills they usually go through it quickly. Most lottery winners or athletes make a great deal of money in a short period of time. They start spending it on things that only go down in value (cars, jewelry, partying, entourage, etc) and start to evaporate the money they do have. They can carry this off until they stop earning big money. This is when the trouble starts. It is hard to believe that MC Hammer, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and now Ed McMahon are broke. These are people who earned hundreds of millions over time and it disappeared. Lavish spending and entourages were probably the downfall for the first three for sure.

Most athletes play for four to ten years if they are lucky. After they pay taxes (can be 40 to 50%) and agent fees and buy their first homes, cars, outfits, jewelry (plus, cars, clothes and jewelry for friends and family), they are left with very little. When they first “strike it rich” all of their longtime friends and family expect help. Most athletes feel obligated to help everyone out at first then they wise up. They also want to keep up with their teammates. If someone buys a Bentley, they have to buy one; if someone buys a $75,000 watch, they have to buy one to keep up the appearance. Then, of course, when the career ends and they are still living in a multi million dollar house, driving 3 expensive cars (and insurance), traveling in private planes and taking Limo’s when they go out on the town, reality sets in. The money dries up very quickly.
Jack Bauer

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Jun 23, 2009
 

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Pay close attention Ater Majok, THIS is why you should attend UCONN in the fall. Europe will not do for you what General Calhoun can do to build up your character, your game, and your name recognition for the next level. Make the right choice! GO HUSKIES!!!

He'll show you character all right. How to cheat,how berate your teammates and referees. Stomp your feet on the floor after every call like an undisciplined infant, bully everyone in sight I.E. asst coaches, players, sports writers, your AD ect, ect. This Mr. Majok is the character skills you will learn from the "General". Plus you'll be on probation for about 2-3 years after the NCAA gets down with " Good Olde Jimmy-Boy " this summer. Very promising huh ' Soldier-Boy " ??
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Jun 23, 2009
 
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He'll show you character all right. How to cheat,how berate your teammates and referees. Stomp your feet on the floor after every call like an undisciplined infant, bully everyone in sight I.E. asst coaches, players, sports writers, your AD ect, ect. This Mr. Majok is the character skills you will learn from the "General". Plus you'll be on probation for about 2-3 years after the NCAA gets down with " Good Olde Jimmy-Boy " this summer. Very promising huh ' Soldier-Boy " ??
You sound more like Chloe than Jack Bauer you pansie, more like Ken Kreybaby than the man, Jim Calhoun. I guess we could talk to over a dozen "current" N.B.A. players (former UCONN players) for their "take" on Coach Calhoun, or Ater Majok could listen to YOU, mister "secret agent man". I can hear your feet stompin' now little man!!!!! Stick to tiddlywinks you "Twinkie". Don't mess with the HUSKIES!!!
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Jun 23, 2009
 
whoopie wrote:
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foy u my friend .
In order to get a perspective from the inside, I contacted Jordan Woy, a highly respected sports agent and a principal in the sports marketing/management firm of Schlegel Sports. Jordan has represented numerous high profile athletes
Here is what Jordon had to say:
I think there are several reasons why so many athletes “go broke”. First, whether it is a lottery winner, an athlete or a star entertainer, if they are not equipped with the knowledge on how to make and save money they are in trouble. When they didn’t earn it through disciplined business practices and they don’t have those skills they usually go through it quickly. Most lottery winners or athletes make a great deal of money in a short period of time. They start spending it on things that only go down in value (cars, jewelry, partying, entourage, etc) and start to evaporate the money they do have. They can carry this off until they stop earning big money. This is when the trouble starts. It is hard to believe that MC Hammer, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and now Ed McMahon are broke. These are people who earned hundreds of millions over time and it disappeared. Lavish spending and entourages were probably the downfall for the first three for sure.
Most athletes play for four to ten years if they are lucky. After they pay taxes (can be 40 to 50%) and agent fees and buy their first homes, cars, outfits, jewelry (plus, cars, clothes and jewelry for friends and family), they are left with very little. When they first “strike it rich” all of their longtime friends and family expect help. Most athletes feel obligated to help everyone out at first then they wise up. They also want to keep up with their teammates. If someone buys a Bentley, they have to buy one; if someone buys a $75,000 watch, they have to buy one to keep up the appearance. Then, of course, when the career ends and they are still living in a multi million dollar house, driving 3 expensive cars (and insurance), traveling in private planes and taking Limo’s when they go out on the town, reality sets in. The money dries up very quickly.
Of the above mentioned "high profiled athletes", which one of them were you a member of their "Posse"????? Thanks for your "regurgitation" of pretty "obvious" outcomes from the above mentioned celebrities. I'm only surprised you didn't include one of the "Baldwin Boys" in your "study", then I would really have to pay attention. Keep doin' what your doin' Coach Calhoun, let the numbers keep tellin' the story!!! GO HUSKIES!!!
Smell That Stench

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Jun 23, 2009
 
Calhoun stinks. All his players are ghetto thieves and drug addicts. Calhoun really likes to keep the game dark. He must scour every filthy back alley to find his playas. Calhoun would kiss their genitals for a buck.
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Jun 23, 2009
 
Jack Bauer wrote:
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He'll show you character all right. How to cheat,how berate your teammates and referees. Stomp your feet on the floor after every call like an undisciplined infant, bully everyone in sight I.E. asst coaches, players, sports writers, your AD ect, ect. This Mr. Majok is the character skills you will learn from the "General". Plus you'll be on probation for about 2-3 years after the NCAA gets down with " Good Olde Jimmy-Boy " this summer. Very promising huh ' Soldier-Boy " ??
Calhoun doesn't have a shred of sportmanship in him. He's a screaming jackass but sportmanship means nothing to these drunken beer-bellied trailer dwellers. They've got no life and if it takes a dumb animal to bring them a victory to lighten their boring worthless lives then they don't care. Someday Calhoun will be raging like a tantruming 2 year old and then he'll drop to the ground dead from a heart attack. Wow, he certainly knows what's important in life. Dirty basketball.
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Jun 24, 2009
 
Smell That Stench wrote:
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Calhoun doesn't have a shred of sportmanship in him. He's a screaming jackass but sportmanship means nothing to these drunken beer-bellied trailer dwellers. They've got no life and if it takes a dumb animal to bring them a victory to lighten their boring worthless lives then they don't care. Someday Calhoun will be raging like a tantruming 2 year old and then he'll drop to the ground dead from a heart attack. Wow, he certainly knows what's important in life. Dirty basketball.
You must know the Timster personally-- you just described hm to a ' T " !!
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Jun 24, 2009
 
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You must know the Timster personally-- you just described hm to a ' T " !!
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