In Friday’s Hearst Connecticut newspapers we take a look at the 15 players who have left UConn early for the NBA and how they have fared. The group has made about $778 million in their careers, according to salary numbers from www.basketball-references.com. When you factor in some of the players that have stayed for four years with the program, that number grows to over $914 million in NBA earnings.
Some of the players who decided to stick around in Storrs for an extra year made out rather well in their NBA careers:
Cliff Robinson – $61.5 million
Travis Knight – $22.6 million
Current UConn head coach Kevin Ollie – $20 million
Jake Voskuhl – $12.3 million
Hilton Armstrong- $9.4 million (current playing)
Scott Burrell – $7.2 million
Jeff Adrien – $2.3 million (current playing)
Tate George – $2 million
If you were to factor in almost-a-Husky Andrew Bynum’s $79 million, that would put UConn players at almost $1 billion in earnings.