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Fantasy Basketball - UCONN Alumni Caron Butler & Rudy Gay

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Following Saturday's massacre at the hands of West Virginia, the UCONN basketball team takes center stage. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be anyone who will increase the number of UCONN alumni in the NBA from 13 to 14 next year. But maybe, hopefully, I will prove to be incorrect

That aside, two alumni appear to be on the cusp of stardom. - Washington Wizard Caron Butler and Memphis Grizzlie Rudy Gay. Looking at this week's rankings, Butler is the 11th best player thanks to great scoring, shooting percentages and steals. He is the main benefactor of Gilbert Arenas' injury.

Rudy Gay's overall ranking has increased for the third straight week, and, with him moving to power forward, expect to see him continue to climb as he grabs more rebounds and blocks more shots as he plays inside more.

My fellow Huskies are ranked according to NBA.com's Fantasy Sports Performance Index (FSPI). To delve more into more detail, click through, but, to sum-up, FSPI is:

Each player is given an FSPI value for each standard rotisserie category (FG%, FT%, 3-pointers, Points, Rebounds, Assists, Steals, and Blocks) for both totals and per game averages. They are then given a total score for each of those stat collections that averages out all of their per-game and totals FSPI. We then give you a "Combined FSPI" that averages the scores for both totals and averages. If a player leads the league in a particular category, he gets a 10.00. If he is at the bottom of the fantasy barrel, he scores a 0.00. Easy, right? You want as many 10.0's - or numbers close to 10.00 - as possible. Once you dip under 5.0 in a category, you are looking at an area of weakness that will need to be compensated for elsewhere.
PLAYER NAME TEAM NAME Rank Last Wk FG% FT% PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOT
Caron Butler WAS 11 30 6.38 8.72 6.9 4.54 3 7.64 0.64 2.3 5.02
Ray Allen BOS 34 24 2.93 8.94 5.82 2.68 3.06 3.02 0.45 8.04 4.37
Rudy Gay MEM 36 42 4.28 7.02 5.74 3.03 1.07 5 2.58 6.16 4.36
Emeka Okafor CHA 61 75 5.47 2.64 4.06 8.03 0.36 4.22 5.6 0 3.8
Richard Hamilton DET 89 74 2.64 6.34 4.9 2.29 4.2 4.02 0.46 2.53 3.42
Ben Gordon CHI 97 67 0 8.74 5.28 2.5 2.34 3.29 0.45 4.02 3.33
Charlie Villanueva MIL 198 217 3.18 6.24 2.65 3.1 0.52 0.28 0.7 2.82 2.44
Hilton Armstrong NOH 264 253 3.78 5.66 1.09 2.1 0.55 1.02 1.25 0 1.93
Donyell Marshall CLE 325 315 2.93 6.29 0.46 0.38 0.52 0 1.66 1.02 1.66
Jake Voskuhl MIL 331 334 4.18 6.03 0.47 1.28 0 0 0.93 0 1.61
Kevin Ollie PHI 390 356 2.45 6.29 0 0.64 1.2 0 0 0 1.32
Josh Boone NJN 393 396 3.28 4.38 0.52 1.52 0.08 0.3 0.24 0 1.29
Marcus Williams NJN INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ