Take Me to Your Leader
Prior to the start of the Husky Run, Walker stepped up on to a stump and addressed the crowd of about 50 fans/runners.
"On behalf of the team, I want to thank you for coming out and doing the Husky Run with us," he said.
A small gesture of gratitude, to be sure, but still unique. George Blaney can't recall any great UConn player from years past -- not Ray Allen, not Caron Butler, not Khalid El-Amin, not A.J. Price, certainly not Jerome Dyson -- ever doing something similar.
"It's nice that your best player is also a great person," director of basketball administration Glen Miller said.