1982 Draft: Corny Thompson
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Corny Thompson (1978-82)
UConn highlights: Helped program usher in Big East era after coming out of Middletown High in 1978. No. 5 in career scoring (1,810) and rebounding (1,017). Helped UConn to NCAA bid as a freshman, then three NIT bids.
Of note: Third-round pick of Dallas; played one season with Mavericks. Played six seasons each in Italy and Spain; won a European Cup title while playing in Spain.