1994: Vin Baker of Old Saybrook, who scored a program-record 2,238 points at the University of Hartford, was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the eighth pick in the NBA draft on June 30. At the time, Baker was selected higher than any player from a Connecticut school in history. (2003 Photo) 1994: On Jan. 16 at Gampel Pavilion, upstart, unbeaten UConn knocked off No. 1 Tennessee 77-66 altering the profile of the program forever. 1994: Nykesha Sales averaged 36 points and 12.4 rebounds for Bloomfield, which finished 9-11 her senior year, before heading to UConn. She scored 2,304 points, at the time No. 3 on the state's all-time scoring list. 1994: Peter Karmanos and his Compuware partner Tom Thewes purchased the Whalers for $47.5 million. They committed to keep the team in Hartford for at least four years. We saw how that worked out. 1994: Six Whalers and an assistant coach were arrested for a bar brawl at Jim Kelly's nightclub in Buffalo in March. In an attempt to hide from TV cameras at the courthouse, prized rookie Chris Pronger covered his face with his jacket "like a drug dealer," a disappointed owner Richard Gordon said. 1994: The Whalers selected Jeff O'Neill No. 5 at the NHL draft at the Civic Center. The hockey world was gathered in Hartford. Compuware had just purchased the team. Much seemed possible. 1994: An ICO/Greater Hartford Open/Sammy Davis Jr GHO/Canon Sammy Davis Jr. GHO/Canon GHO/Buick Championship/Travelers Championship record 322,000 fans attended the tournament.
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