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The Best NBA Players from Connecticut 

Ranker NBA
Updated June 2, 2019 904 votes 197 voters 5.8k views 34 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Connecticut.

Here are the best NBA players from Connecticut. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Connecticut includes Calvin Murphy, Kris Dunn, Marcus Camby, and Sly Williams. Who is the greatest NBA player from Connecticut?

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Calvin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Point guard from Norwalk, Connecticut

Age: 71

Teams: Houston Rockets, San Diego Rockets

Calvin Jerome Murphy (born May 9, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player who played as a guard for the NBA's San Diego/Houston Rockets from 1970 to 1983, and is a current ...more

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Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Kris Dunn Point guard from New London, Connecticut, United States of America

Age: 25

Number: 32

Teams: Chicago Bulls

Kristofer Michael Dunn (born March 18, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played four seasons of college ...more

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Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Power forward and Center from Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Age: 45

Number: 23

Teams: Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks

Marcus Dion Camby (born March 22, 1974) is a American retired professional basketball player who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He was named Defensive Player of the ...more

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John Williamson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut

Age: Dec. at 45 (1951-1996)

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, New York Nets, Brooklyn Nets

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John Bagley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Point guard from Bridgeport, Connecticut

Age: 59

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers

John Edward "Bags" Bagley (born April 23, 1960) is a former American basketball player in the National Basketball Association.

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Rick Mahorn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Power forward from Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Age: 61

Teams: Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons

Derrick Allen Mahorn (born September 21, 1958) is an American retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player who played power forward and center. He is currently a radio analyst for the ...more

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Michael Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Michael Adams Point guard from Hartford, Connecticut

Age: 56

Teams: Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Denver Nuggets

Michael Adams (born January 19, 1963) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. Adams was born in Hartford, Connecticut. After starring at Boston College, the 5'10" ...more

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#156 of 162 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History #240 of 258 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History #43 of 87 The Best Washington Wizards of All Time

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Ryan Gomes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Small forward and Power forward from Waterbury, Connecticut

Age: 37

Teams: Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

Ryan Anthony Gomes (born September 1, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player and former assistant coach for the Long Island Nets of the NBA G League. He was named a First ...more
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Charles Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Power forward from Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

Age: 54

Charles Daniel Smith (born July 16, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the NBA.
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Sly Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut

Age: 61

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks

Sylvester Williams (born January 26, 1958) is a retired American basketball player. Born in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1979 he was drafted 21st overall by the New York Knicks and he played parts ...more
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Scott Burrell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut

Age: 48

Teams: Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls

Scott David Burrell (born January 12, 1971) is an American basketball coach and former player who is currently the men's basketball head coach at Southern Connecticut State University. He has ...more

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Corny Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Power forward from Middletown, Connecticut, United States of America

Age: 59

Teams: Dallas Mavericks

Cornelius Allen "Corny" Thompson (born February 5, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'8" (203 cm) 225 lb (102 kg) power forward who ...more
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Chris Dudley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Center from Stamford, Connecticut, United States of America

Age: 54

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

Christen Guilford Dudley (born February 22, 1965) is an American retired basketball player and politician. He played for 16 years and 886 games in the NBA for five different teams. A journeyman ...more

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Mike Gminski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Center from Monroe, Connecticut

Age: 60

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks

Michael Thomas Gminski (born August 3, 1959) is a retired American college and professional basketball player and a college basketball TV analyst for CBS Sports. In 2003, Gminski was inducted ...more
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Johnny Egan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut

Age: 80

Teams: Baltimore Bullets, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Diego Rockets, + more

John Francis Egan (born January 31, 1939) is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. A 5' 11" (1.80 m) guard from Weaver High School (Connecticut) and Providence ...more
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Chuck Aleksinas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Center from Litchfield, Connecticut, United States of America

Age: 60

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Charles "Chuck" Aleksinas (born February 26, 1959) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by the Chicago ...more
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Aaron Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Aaron Jackson Point guard and Guard from Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Age: 33

Aaron Jackson is an American basketball professional player who currently plays for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League.
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John Garris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
John Garris Power forward from Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

Age: 60

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

John Brasker Garris (born June 6, 1959) is a retired American basketball player. He was a 6'8", 205 lb forward. Garris played collegiately for Boston College and was selected by the ...more
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Bob Nash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Bob Nash

Age: 69

Teams: Kansas City Kings, Detroit Pistons

Robert Nash may refer to: Bob Nash (American football) (1892–1977), American football player Bob Nash (basketball) (born 1950), American college basketball coach Robert Nash (Australian rules ...more
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Courtney Alexander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Shooting guard from Bridgeport, Connecticut

Age: 42

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, New Orleans Pelicans

Courtney Jason Alexander (born April 27, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player who was a member of three teams in the NBA.
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Frank Oleynick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Frank Oleynick

Age: 64

Teams: Seattle Supersonics

Frank "Magic" Oleynick (born February 20, 1955) is a retired American basketball player. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he played collegiately for Seattle University. He played for ...more
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Tom Callahan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Tom Callahan

Age: Dec. at 75 (1921-1996)

Teams: Providence Steamrollers

Thomas Francis Callahan (June 2, 1921 – October 3, 1996) was an American professional basketball player. He played collegiately for Rockhurst University. Callahan played for the Providence ...more
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Worthy Patterson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Worthy Patterson

Age: 88

Teams: St. Louis Hawks

Worthington R. "Worthy" Patterson, Jr. is an American basketball player who played for the Connecticut Huskies college basketball team and the St. Louis Hawks of the National ...more
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Greg Stokes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Greg Stokes Power forward and Center from New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Age: 56

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers

Gregory Lewis Stokes (born August 5, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round (33rd pick overall) of the 1985 NBA ...more
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Tyson Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Tyson Wheeler

Age: 44

Teams: Denver Nuggets

Tyson Aaron Wheeler (born October 8, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player and a current assistant coach at Fairfield University. A 5'10" (1.78 m), 165 lb (75 kg) point ...more