STORRS, Conn. (BVM) – Many players turned into household names during the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team’s run to the 2023 national championship, including Adama Sonogo and Jordan Hawkins. While some contributors entered the spotlight, other important members of the team may have faded into the background, though their individual efforts helped the Huskies secure the title.
One of these players was senior guard Nahiem Alleyne, a key player off the bench who played in all 39 of UConn’s games and even started eight games for the Huskies during the year. Though coming to Storrs with three years of starting experience at Virginia Tech, Alleyne wasn’t able to make as much of an impact at UConn as he finished the season averaging 5.2 points, 1.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists.
Though he may not be the marquee name from a championship roster, Alleyne is an experienced shooting guard whose game shows up more on tape than in the box score, with solid defense and timely shooting.
UConn is 14-1 this season in games where Naheim Alleyne scores eight or more points. Has quietly emerged as a key offensive piece in reserve. Averaging 7.4 PPG in the NCAA Tournament.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 2, 2023
Given his championship experience and defensive prowess, Alleyne should be able to find a spot where he can earn more opportunities. Here are five potential landing spots for the shooting guard.