-- >Where this great player came from ?
-- >Is he a rooky ? if not what team was fool enough to let him go ?
-- >Jeez, he's great ...
-- p.s. he was a great baseball player (drafted twice, once after high
-- school and the other after college)...and actually played a bit in
-- the minors i think...
Yes, he was a pitcher in the Toronto farm system while at Connecticut.
And, he was just a "walk-on" for the UConn basketball team: the Blue
Jays actually paid for his education, so he was not on an athletic
scholarship from the university. He could be the most successful
He used his pitching ability on the court, too. When he was a fresh-
man in college, he once made an inbounds pass 3/4 of the length of the
court to Tate George who shot the game winner that beat Clemson in the
1990 tournament. Since there was exactly 1 second left on the clock when
Burrell inbounded the ball, the throw had to be right on the money.
I wonder if Clemson fans still have nightmares about that game, the
way Connecticut fans like me have nightmares about Duke beating us
at the buzzer the following game. Anyway, we're pretty e***d to see
Scotty (not Scottie) doing well this year. Seems like every Connecticut
alum always became a bust in the NBA until Clifford Robinson a couple of