Hasheem Thabeet is a Tanzanian college basketball player currently playing for the University of Connecticut Huskies. Hasheem and the Huskies will be playing against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday - the winner will go on to the final four in the NCAA tournament.
At 7'3" and 263 lbs, Thabeet is the tallest player ever to play for the Huskies.
Hasheem was born 16 February 1987 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He did not begin to play basketball until the age of 15, when he began to watch pickup games in Tanzania.
Thabeet is projected to be a first round selection in the 2009 NBA Draft should he forgo his final year of eligibility.