As commissioned by commenter SuperRookie, here is Stu's Hunt Down of Khalid El-Amin. Stu?
Name: Khalid El-amin
Claim to Fame,
Claim to Fame, Everywhere Else: remembered fondly by fans of UConn for helping them to the 1999 NCAA men’s championship (two warnings: video auto-starts and Jake Voskuhl’s haircut JUST DOESN’T STOP). Remembered fondly by me for helping me win my work bracket that year. Remembered fondly by fans of decency, goodness and light by beating Duke in the finals. El-amin’s NBA career wasn’t nearly as spectacular, playing in just 50 games for the Chicago Bulls. Since then, he’s played in such exotic locales as
Where They Are Now: living the professional basketball dream abroad while still calling
Glorious Randomness 1: while both delicious and horrible for you, chicken Kiev has no meaningful ties to the city of the same name.
Glorious Randomness 2: North has to have the best random list of famous alums in the state. A sampling: Sid, Floyd B. Olson, Tom Barnard, the Andrews Sisters, Terry Lewis, and Morris Day (and Jerome!). On that note: The Time’s Jungle Love.