Commentary

Where are they now? Checking in with the '99 UConn and Gonzaga teams

Originally Published: December 18, 2008
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

It's hard to believe it's been almost a decade since the 1999 Elite Eight game between Connecticut and Gonzaga. The 67-62 win sent the Huskies to their first Final Four -- and propelled them to their first national championship -- while the Zags entered the national consciousness, where they've remained ever since.

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Mark Thompson/Getty ImagesWith his playing days in Spokane over, Australia native Axel Dench found work as a Wookiee in "Star Wars: Episode III."
Here's a look at what the participants in that game are up to these days:

Gonzaga

Richie Frahm -- Lives in Spokane and is trying to sign with a professional team

Mike Nilson -- Owns physical therapy business in Spokane and works with Gonzaga strength and conditioning

Mike Leasure -- Policeman in Portland, Ore.

Casey Calvary -- Works in construction and development in Spokane

Jeremy Eaton -- Yellow Pages information systems

Axel Dench -- Lives in Australia, appeared as a Wookiee in "Star Wars: Episode III" in 2005

Zach Gourde -- Playing in France

Mark Spink -- Accountant in Bristol, Conn.

Ryan Floyd -- Pharmaceutical salesman in Spokane

Matt Santangelo -- Financial advisor in Spokane

Quentin Hall -- Lives in his native Bahamas, where he teaches and coaches

Mark Few -- Head coach at Gonzaga

Dan Monson -- Head coach at Long Beach State

Bill Grier -- Head coach at San Diego

Scott Snider -- Salesman in the Pacific Northwest

Connecticut

Beau Archibald -- Director of Basketball Operations at UConn

Justin Brown -- Playing professionally in Australia

Khalid El-Amin -- Playing for Azovmash Mariupol of the Ukrainian basketball league

Kevin Freeman -- Unknown

Richard Hamilton -- In his 10th season in the NBA and a three-time NBA All-Star with the Detroit Pistons

E.J. Harrison -- Played 10 years in England and is now back in Connecticut

Rashamel Jones -- Manager of a sports complex in Mount Vernon, N.Y.

Antric Klaiber -- Living in Maryland

Ricky Moore -- Playing professionally in Austria

Albert Mouring -- Unknown

Edmund Saunders -- Living in Connecticut

Jake Voskuhl -- Re-signed with the Toronto Raptors and is now in his ninth season in the NBA

Souleymane Wane -- Working as a French teacher in the Boston area

Jim Calhoun -- Head coach at UConn

Dave Leitao -- Head coach at Virginia

Karl Hobbs -- Head coach at George Washington

Tom Moore -- Head coach at Quinnipiac

Andy Katz is a senior writer for ESPN.com.

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