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Kevin Freeman
Connecticut
People tend to forget Freeman when naming UConn's stars. Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport
Position:  Forward
Height:  6'7"
Height:  235
Class:  Junior

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Stat to note
Freeman hauled in 10 offensive rebounds in UConn's 67-62 West Regional final win over Gonzaga.
Scouting report

All season long, the two marquee players everyone has mentioned when UConn is discussed are Richard Hamilton and Khalid El-Amin. Maybe it's time to include forward Kevin Freeman on that list.

The bruising forward came up big on Saturday in the Huskies' 67-62 win against Gonzaga. In a game where El-Amin was 0-for-12 from the field, Freeman did what he has done all year for UConn -- whatever it takes.

He scored 13 points and pulled down 15 rebounds against the Zags.

Freemen gathered his biggest rebound of the day with 6.2 seconds to play and UConn up by a scant three points. Two calmly made free throws later, the Huskies and Freeman were on their way to their first Final Four.

It's the kind of clutch performance UConn fans have grown used to from Freeman. Earlier this season at Stanford, with Hamilton on the bench injured and the Huskies coming off their first loss of the year, Freeman came through with a 14-point, 11-rebound effort in a 70-59 win.

SPOTLIGHT ARCHIVE
March 15, 1999: Eddie Shannon, Florida
March 12, 1999: James "Scoonie" Penn, Ohio State
March 11, 1999: Doug Gottlieb, Oklahoma State
March 10, 1999: Shawnta Rogers, George Washington
March 9, 1999: Michael Jordan, Pennsylvania



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