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meh.A UConn thing
Ray Allen and Richard Hamilton, two of the most celebrated Connecticut alumni, have a difference of opinion over which former UConn player should be rookie of the year this season.
The race is boiling down to Chicago's Ben Gordon and Charlotte's Emeka Okafor, who teamed to lead Connecticut to an NCAA championship last season.
Allen is picking Okafor, and Hamilton is picking Gordon.
"It's safe to say it's going to stay in the Big East," Allen told reporters Tuesday in Chicago. "But I would have to go with Emeka, because of the sheer numbers of him averaging double-doubles all season."
Said Hamilton: "I'm rolling with Ben. He's not getting as much time. He didn't come in right away starting, and he's getting everything he's getting off the bench.