Aug. 8, 2014
UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Over 30 former University of Connecticut men's basketball stars returned to the Nutmeg State on Friday night for 2014 Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic. The charity All-Star game raises money and awareness for the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health.
A crowd of 7,152 at the Mohegan Sun Arena saw a last-second game-winner from Khalid El-Amin lift the White All-Star team past the Blue Team by a score of 114-112. Andre Drummond and Charlie Villanueva led the way with 24 points for their respective squads. Drummond also grabbed 10 rebounds and was joined by Jeff Adrien (12 points, 13 rebounds) in posting a double-double.
Also in double-figure scoring for the white team was Kemba Walker (21 points), DeAndre Daniels (18 points), Ray Allen (15 points), and El-Amin (13 points). Rashad Anderson posted 22 points to support Villanueva on the blue squad and Jeremy Lamb chipped in 21 points and eight rebounds.
The Calhoun charity event began in 1999 and this year's game marked the seventh since 2002. For more information on the Cardiology Center, please visit the UConn Health Center website.