Huskies of Honor

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  1. defaultroute

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    It looks like Rudy Gay, Ben Gordon and Caron Butler will be inducted to the Huskies of Honor but it's on hold now. Kyle, @uconnmbbsid, tweeted this a fews mins ago.
     
  2. Letsgohuskies11

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    nice although im not sure why Rudy Gay would be invited to the Huskies of Honor, maybe for his performance in the NBA but certainly not Uconn, like his interview said , he left with feeling he could have done more
     
  3. CAHUSKY

    CAHUSKY UConn Class of 2013

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    For his potential to donate money for a new basketball practice facility.
     
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  4. Waquoit

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    On hold? WTF? Who the hell is charge up there?
     
  5. Deadrody

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    Maybe they are reconsidering why they would include Rudy Gay with Caron and Ben. One of these things is not like the other things.
     
  6. huskiesNhoos

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    Do you guys already forget that he was a first team all American? Everyone expected that team to win it all but with that many NBA players on one team Rudy never got to be the superstar we all knew he could be. I have no problem with him being inducted. Congrats to all 3 husky greats!
     
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  7. defaultroute

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    It looks like it's on hold pending the NBA game schedule
     
  8. UConnSwag11

    UConnSwag11 Storrs, CT The Mecca

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    its about time... i always thought and felt ben should be up there and I'm glad rudy and caron are on there too
     
  9. Robertelamin

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    Congrats to those 3! Can we get Khalid up there already? Jeez...
     
  10. Huskies04Life

    Huskies04Life Active Member

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    Looks like they're gonna wait to see the schedule and pick a date when all 3 of them can make it. Too bad training camp opens up the day after they had plans on doing it. Congrats to all 3 of them including Rudy!! Ben Gordon being honored is LONG overdue, better late than never though.
     
  11. mauconnfan

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    Glad for all 3 although I laugh when people say Rudy didn't have a good career......let's see left as a soph. and was a lottery pick? Rudy's problem wasn't all Rudy it was the team he played with as history proved...prototypical big tweener as an SF, not a great handle when he left but got a lot better as many big guys do. Yet he was an excellent all around player while a Husky for 2 years and if he stayed 3 there would have been no doubt!!
     
  12. Robertelamin

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    There are definitely a handful of players that deserve it over Rudy but whatever, good for him.
     
  13. huskyjawz

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    who's saying he didn't have a "good career"? The ring of honor is a little more selective then players with good careers. It is also irrelevant his NBA draft position or what he would have done in his third year. It is for what you accomplished on the court, which for him was very little in terms of consideration for the ring.
     
  14. huskyjawz

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    2nd team.
     
  15. UCHuskies08

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    Um no, they're not going to publicly insult Rudy Gay.

    There are plenty of programs that would kill to have Rudy Gay as an alumnus.
     
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  16. zls44

    zls44 Your #icebus Tour Director

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    The degree to which people bash Rudy Gay's UConn career has always miffed me.
     
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  17. HeGotGame

    HeGotGame Soft and Heartless

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    Welcome to the internet message board era..

    People bash with little to no perspective. Congrats to all 3.
     
  18. majikman

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    Both Caron and Rudy automatically qualify as All-Americans. Ben meets many qualifications, despite not being an All-American. There is also a five-year waiting period, only waived for Nat'l Player of the Year honors (i.e. Emeka). Kemba was a once in a lifetime opportunity that no one could argue with either. The biggest issue UConn has is finding dates at Gampel that guys can make it back. But, it is definitely a priority to get these done this year. And, no, potential donation has nothing at all to do with it. These are and will be the best of the best at UConn only.
     
  19. Letsgohuskies11

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    I agree, I think people have Rudy's NBA career clouded in their minds. Rudy was great at Uconn at making the highlight dunk reel, he was a good player but a Husky of Honor ?? I dont think so. Unless we are going to put Rashad, Dyson, Marcus Williams etc in that category. From what I remember of Rudy, he settled way too much on jump shots and 3 point shooting and didnt take it to the hole enough (maybe a product of not great handles). Like I said hes had a great NBA career so far but I dont know if that warrants a Husky Of Honor title. I dont know, I'd have to look at the numbers again. He also didnt take many big shots, never took over games. He was certainly was drafted high for his potential which he has lived up to.
     
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  20. Gurleyman

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    Rudy was a first team All-American by the NABC (second-team by the Associated Press) and was one of four finalists for the National Player of the Year as a sophomore. How does that not warrant a spot in a Ring of Honor? He definitely would have fallen short of having his jersey retired (if we retired them), but this is just honoring people who accomplished great things and it doesn't exactly put us out to honor him. I don't know where the magical cutoff line is, but being a first-team All-American should be above that line. Like I said, he would be far more conspicious by his absence than his presence.
     
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