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Hoops in Connecticut: The Nutmeg State's Passion for Basketball (The History Press) (Sports) [NOOK Book]

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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 has made 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 Vin Baker, Marcus Camby, Charles Smith, the late John Williamson, Johnny Egan and John Bagley; and Harlem ...
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Hoops in Connecticut: The Nutmeg State's Passion for Basketball (The History Press) (Sports)

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Overview

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 has made 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 Vin Baker, 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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016067490
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/10/2013
  • Series: Sports History , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

As a sportswriter, Don Harrison was passionate about college basketball, baseball and Yale football--often in that sequence. And so he is pleased to present this collection of his works, and some new material, that provide valuable insight into the state of Connecticut's myriad contributions to the game of basketball, from the rarefied heights of the NBA and UConn to the high schools and playgrounds.
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