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"Hoops in Connecticut: the Nutmeg State's passion for basketball"

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by Author Don Harrison


Home to both the University of Connecticut’s men’s and women’s NCAA championship teams as well as Connecticut Sun WNBA team, this small state hasmade a name for itself in basketball. Infatuation with the sport started here in 1896 with the first intercollegiate game between Yale and Wesleyan Universities.The roster of Connecticut’s round ball greats includes Naismith Hall-of-Famer Calvin Murphy; NBA starts VinBaker, Marcus Camby, Charles Smith, the late John Williamson, Johnny Egan and John Bagley; and Harlem Globetrotter Alvin Clinkscales. Award-winning sportswriter Don Harrison wows fans with stories of the Nutmeg State’s most notable players and coaches through personal interviews and firsthand accounts.

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