When you look at the annals of Connecticut sports history, perhaps no athlete represents his home state better than Scott Burrell. Burrell was a multi-sport super star at Hamden High School, turning down plans to go pitch at The U in favor of becoming one of UConn’s first legends in a long line of household names. He would become an NBA World Champion with the Chicago Bulls and then return home to become an assistant coach for Qunnipiac.
This season, he became a rookie head coach at Southern Connecticut State University. I was lucky enough to catch up with Burrell this week for NCAA.com and talk about his journey.