UConn Players In The NBA



2017-11-12

The UConn nine are led by Caron Butler (Pistons), in his 13th NBA season. The other eight former Huskies are Ben Gordon (Magic), in his 11th year; Charlie Villanueva (Mavericks), in his 10th year; Rudy Gay (Kings), in his ninth season; A.J. Price (Pacers), in his sixth year; Kemba Walker (Bobcats), in his fourth season; Jeremy Lamb (Thunder) and Andre Drummond (Pistons), each in his third year; and Shabazz Napier (Heat) in his rookie season.

How they have fared so far (stats through Thursday):

Butler: Scored 24 points Oct. 30; averaging 25 minutes.

Gordon: Scored 22 Oct. 30, averaging 11 despite some wondering what he had left.

Villaneuva: Only played nine minutes in first five games.

Gay: Averaging 24.4 points and had 40 Oct. 31 for a Happy Halloween.

Price: Signed with the Pacers Thursday; Indiana drafted him in 2009. He has played for multiple teams.


Walker: His 15.2 points per game is just a shade under his career average (16.0). Had 26 Oct. 29.

Lamb: Has been injured (back) this season.

Drummond: 10.8 points, 10.5 rebounds, a consistent double-double player so far.

Napier: Has played valuable minutes late in games; averaging 5.4 points.

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