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The Best NBA Players from Connecticut  

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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
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States of America
Calvin Jerome Murphy is a retired American professional basketball player who played as a guard for the NBA's San Diego/Houston Rockets from 1970-1983. He is a current member of the Houston ...more
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Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Hartford, Connecticut
Marcus D. Camby is an American former professional basketball player. He was named Defensive Player of the Year during the 2006–07 NBA season, leading the league in blocked shots per game. Camby ...more
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Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Kris Dunn New London, Connecticut, United States of America
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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John Williamson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
New Haven, Connecticut
John Lee Williamson was an American basketball player. Williamson played high school basketball at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, Connecticut and played college basketball at New Mexico ...more
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Sly Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Sylvester "Sly" Williams is a retired American basketball player. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, he played parts of seven seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks ...more
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Rick Mahorn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
Derrick Allen "Rick" Mahorn is a retired American NBA basketball player who, at 6'10", played power forward and center. He is currently a radio analyst for the Detroit Pistons. ...more
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John Bagley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America
John Edward "Bags" Bagley is a former American basketball player in the National Basketball Association.
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Michael Adams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Hartford, Connecticut
Michael Adams is a former NBA player and basketball coach. Adams was born in Hartford, Connecticut. After starring at Boston College, the 5'10" point guard was selected by the Sacramento ...more
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Scott Burrell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
New Haven, Connecticut
Scott David Burrell is an American retired professional basketball player and current assistant coach for Quinnipiac University. He has played internationally and was also a professional ...more
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Ryan Gomes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Waterbury, Connecticut
Ryan Anthony Gomes is an American professional basketball forward who last played for Laboral Kutxa of the Liga ACB. Gomes was named an All-American power forward at Providence College. Gomes ...more
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Corny Thompson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Middletown, Connecticut
Cornelius "Corny" Allen Thompson is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'8" 225 lb power forward who occasionally also played the center position. Thomson ...more
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Charles Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America
Charles Daniel Smith is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA.
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Mike Gminski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Monroe, Connecticut, United States of America
Michael Thomas "Mike" Gminski is a retired American college and professional basketball player. He is of Polish descent. In 2003, Mike was inducted into the National Polish American ...more
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Chris Dudley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Stamford, Connecticut, United States of America
Christen Guilford "Chris" Dudley is a retired American basketball player and politician. He played for 16 years and 886 games in the NBA for five different teams. A journeyman center, ...more
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Frank Oleynick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Frank Oleynick Bridgeport, Connecticut
Frank "Magic" Oleynick is a retired American basketball player. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he played collegiately for Seattle University. He played for the US national team in ...more
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Aaron Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Aaron Jackson Hartford, Connecticut
Aaron Jackson is an American basketball professional player who currently plays for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League.
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Courtney Alexander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America
Courtney Jason Alexander is an American former professional basketball player who was a member of three teams in the NBA. After playing high school basketball at Masuk High School in Monroe, ...more
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Worthy Patterson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Worthy Patterson New Haven, Connecticut
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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Bob Nash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Bob Nash Hartford, Connecticut
Robert Lee "Bob" Nash is an American college basketball coach and the former head men's basketball coach at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He took over for the retired Riley ...more
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Johnny Egan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Hartford, Connecticut
John Francis "Johnny" Egan is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. A 5' 11" guard from Weaver High School and Providence College, he played 11 seasons in ...more
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John Garris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
John Garris Bridgeport, Connecticut
John Brasker Garris 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 National Basketball ...more
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Chuck Aleksinas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Litchfield, Connecticut
Charles Aleksinas is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 4th round of the 1982 NBA Draft and ...more
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Jordan Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Jordan Williams Torrington, Connecticut, United States of America
Jordan Williams is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He played two seasons of college basketball for the University of Maryland Terrapins men's basketball
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Tom Callahan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Tom Callahan
Tom Callahan was an American basketball player. He played collegiately for the Rockhurst University. He played for the Providence Steamrollers in the BAA for 13 games.
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Keith Closs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Connecticut
Hartford, Connecticut
Keith Mitchell Closs, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player, at the center position.