Former UConn basketball star Tony Hanson dead at 63
WINDHAM, Conn. (AP) — Former University of Connecticut basketball star Tony Hanson, who led the Huskies to the Sweet 16 in 1976, has died. He was 63 years old.
Hanson died Sunday at his home in Windham. His death was confirmed Monday by the Potter Funeral home in Windham, which is handling funeral arrangements.
The 6-foot-5 guard from Waterbury starred for UConn from 1973-1977, scoring 1,990 points, which ranks third in program history. He averaged 17.9 points per game and 26 points as a senior.
In 2007 his name and No. 42 were placed on the wall of Gampel Pavilion as part of the inaugural “Huskies of Honor” class.
Hanson was drafted by New Orleans in 1977, but never played in the NBA. He instead played professionally in Europe and coached in England.