Hasheem Thabeet. 7’3’’, 263 lb. 2009 Big East Defensive Player of the Year, co-Big East Player of the Year and National Defensive Player of the Year. As we all know, Thabeet chose to forgo his senior year with UConn for the 2009 NBA Draft. He has since been projected to go 2nd overall to the Memphis Grizzlies. Oh, and did I mention he’s only been playing basketball for a few years and originally from Tanzania? It sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?