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The Best NBA Players from Connecticut

Updated June 2, 2019 1.3k votes 219 voters 6.7k views34 items

List RulesOnly 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?

Vote up the top Connecticut NBA players, and add your favorite players if they're missing from the list. 

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

    Norwalk, Connecticut

    PositionPoint guard

    Age71

    TeamsHouston Rockets, San Diego Rockets

    Calvin Jerome Murphy (born May 9, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Marcus Camby

    Hartford, Connecticut

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age45

    Number23

    TeamsToronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks

    Marcus Dion Camby (born March 22, 1974) is a American retired professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Kris Dunn

    New London, Connecticut

    PositionPoint guard

    Age25

    Number32

    TeamsChicago Bulls

    Kristofer Michael Dunn (born March 18, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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

    New Haven, Connecticut

    AgeDec. at 45 (1951-1996)

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, New York Nets, Brooklyn Nets

    John Williamson may refer to:
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    John Bagley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    John Bagley

    Bridgeport, Connecticut

    PositionPoint guard

    Age59

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers

    John Edward "Bags" Bagley (born April 23, 1960) is a former American basketball player in the... more on Wikipedia

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    Michael Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Michael Adams

    Hartford, Connecticut

    PositionPoint guard

    Age56

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Adams (born January 19, 1963) is an American former professional basketball player and... more on Wikipedia
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    Charles Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Charles Smith

    Bridgeport, Connecticut

    PositionPower forward

    Age54

    Charles Daniel Smith (born July 16, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Rick Mahorn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Rick Mahorn

    Hartford, Connecticut

    PositionPower forward

    Age61

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Allen Mahorn (born September 21, 1958) is an American retired National Basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Sly Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Sly Williams

    New Haven, Connecticut

    Age61

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks

    Sylvester Williams (born January 26, 1958) is a retired American basketball player. Born in... more on Wikipedia
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    Scott Burrell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Scott Burrell

    New Haven, Connecticut

    Age48

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls

    Scott David Burrell (born January 12, 1971) is an American basketball coach and former player... more on Wikipedia
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    Ryan Gomes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Ryan Gomes

    Waterbury, Connecticut

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age37

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Ryan Anthony Gomes (born September 1, 1982) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Corny Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Corny Thompson

    Middletown, Connecticut

    PositionPower forward

    Age59

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    Cornelius Allen "Corny" Thompson (born February 5, 1960) is a retired American professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike Gminski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Mike Gminski

    Monroe, Connecticut

    PositionCenter

    Age60

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks

    Michael Thomas Gminski (born August 3, 1959) is a retired American college and professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Chris Dudley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Chris Dudley

    Stamford, Connecticut

    PositionCenter

    Age54

    TeamsPhoenix 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... more on Wikipedia

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    Johnny Egan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Johnny Egan

    Hartford, Connecticut

    Age80

    TeamsBaltimore Bullets, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Diego Rockets

    John Francis Egan (born January 31, 1939) is a retired American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
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    Aaron Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Aaron Jackson

    Hartford, Connecticut

    PositionPoint guard, Guard

    Age33

    Aaron Jackson is an American basketball professional player who currently plays for CSKA... more on Wikipedia
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    Bob Nash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Bob Nash

    Hartford, Connecticut

    Age69

    TeamsKansas City Kings, Detroit Pistons

    Robert Nash may refer to: Bob Nash (American football) (1892–1977), American football... more on Wikipedia
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    Chuck Aleksinas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Chuck Aleksinas

    Litchfield, Connecticut

    PositionCenter

    Age60

    TeamsGolden State Warriors

    Charles "Chuck" Aleksinas (born February 26, 1959) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia
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    John Garris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    John Garris

    Bridgeport, Connecticut

    PositionPower forward

    Age60

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers

    John Brasker Garris (born June 6, 1959) is a retired American basketball player. He was a... more on Wikipedia
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    Courtney Alexander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Courtney Alexander

    Bridgeport, Connecticut

    PositionShooting guard

    Age42

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, New Orleans Pelicans

    Courtney Jason Alexander (born April 27, 1977) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Frank Oleynick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Frank Oleynick

    Bridgeport, Connecticut

    Age64

    TeamsSeattle Supersonics

    Frank "Magic" Oleynick (born February 20, 1955) is a retired American basketball player. Born... more on Wikipedia
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    Worthy Patterson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Worthy Patterson

    New Haven, Connecticut

    Age88

    TeamsSt. Louis Hawks

    Worthington R. "Worthy" Patterson, Jr. is an American basketball player who played for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Greg Stokes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Greg Stokes

    New Haven, Connecticut

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age56

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers

    Gregory Lewis Stokes (born August 5, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Tom Callahan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Tom Callahan

    Thomas Francis Callahan (June 2, 1921 – October 3, 1996) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Will Solomon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
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    Will Solomon

    Hartford, Connecticut

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age41

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies

    William James "Will" Solomon (born July 20, 1978) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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