TOP STARTING 5 ALL-TIME from your HOME STATE!!!
Time to represent our HOME states!!! Looking for your all-time starting 5 from your home state.
(1)Player must be originally from your state and played at least 1 year High School ball there. EXAMPLE-Kevin Garnett played his last 3 years of HS ball in Chicago but is from South Carolina originally and played there his freshmen year, thus he would be considered on the South Carolina team. Also, just going to your state to play college ball does NOT count. Player must originally be from your state.
(2)Player must have or currently does play in the NBA.
(3)Build your starting 5 any way you want. There is NO set position. I wanted to have a player from all 5 positions, but in my state I had NO good small forwards or shooting guards and too many centers, so I had to adjust accordingly.
Well here it is. My team is from CONNECTICUT. I'll go on record right now and say it's not very strong...lol...but it's all I had to work with.
pg CALVIN MURPHY: Norwalk, CT: 1971-1983. Points:17,949 Assits:4,402 Rebounds:2,103 Steals:1,165 career averages: 17.9ppg 4.4apg 2.1rpg 1.5spg ALL-STAR games: 1 NBA Rings: 0
pg MICHAEL ADAMS: Hartford, CT: 1986-1996. Points:9,621 Assits:4,209 Rebounds: 1,900 Steals: 1,081 career averages: 14.7ppg 6.4apg 2.9rpg 1.7spg ALL-STAR games: 1 NBA rings: 0
pf/c RICK MAHORN: Hartford, CT: 1981-1999. Points:7,763 Assits:1,082 Rebounds:6,957 Blocks:1,007 career averages: 6.9ppg 1.0apg 6.2rpg 0.9bpg ALL-STAR games: 0 NBA rings: 1 (good friends with my father, plus the championship ring, thats why he gets the spot ahead of Charles Smith...lol.)
c MIKE GMINSKI: Monroe, CT: 1981-1994. Points:10,953 Assits:1,203 Rebounds:6,480 Blocks:989 career averages: 11.7ppg 1.3apg 6.9rpg 1.1bpg ALL-STAR games: 0 NBA rings: 0
c MARCUS CAMBY: Hartford, CT: 1997-present. Points:8,933 Assits:1,716 Rebounds:8,903 Steals:910 Blocks:2,232 career averages: 10ppg 1.9apg 10rpg 1spg 2.5bpg ALL-STAR games:0 NBA rings: 0
sixth man: pf/c CHARLES SMITH: Bridgeport, CT: 1989-1997. Points:8,107 Assits:798 Rebounds:3,246 Blocks:789 career averages: 14.4ppg 1.4apg 5.8rpg 1.4bpg ALL-STAR games: 0 NBA rings: 0
Head Coach: TOM THIBODEAU: New Britain, CT
- C: Bill Cartwright
- PF: Bill Walton
- SF: Paul Pierce
- SG: Reggie Miller
- PG: Jason Kidd
- 6th: Gary Payton
- Coach: Rick Adelman
WOW...your squad would SHYT on my squad!!!...LOL
Texas time to represent
C-Gonna put Lamarcus Aldridge to play C for my sqaud
6th Willie Warren
And I dont know were any coaches were born at
TEXAS also has these 3 nice players....SHAQ....CLYDE DREXLER.....LARRY JOHNSON
CALIFORNIA also has BILL RUSSEL....he's got to make the squad...even if u have to add a 7th player...LOL
With SHAQ...even though he was born in New Jersey...he didn't play any high school basketball there....all his HS ball was played in Texas. If he had just played 1 year of HS ball in New Jersey, then he could be considered for the New Jersey squad.....remember....even if they are born in a certain state, unless they play 1 year of HS ball there, there not eligible for that state.
and thats not even counting any of the flintstones..
note: I wish like hell I could put Dominique Wilkins, because his family is from NC, he was born in France because his father was in the military, but then they moved back home and his family is from the same area I am from...and lived just 20 min from me. The school I went to was not in the same conference as his school because their school was larger. (Washington Pam-Pack)
just missing my cut...
Nate McMillian (actually related to him by marriage)
Bench- Lindsey hunter, Jonathan Bender, Jackie Butler,Trey Johnson,Antonio mcdyess,m. abdul-rauf(Chris Johnson), othella Harrington, Clarence weatherspoon,
PG Lou Williams
SG Walt Frazier
SF Josh Smith
PF Shareef Abdul-Rahim
C Dwight Howard
(not to many good guards from georgia)
I was going to add Bill Russell instead but he wasn't born in California
Chris Jackson..my bad
Coach: Jay Triano
PG: Cory Joseph
SG: Denham Brown
SF: Rick Fox
PF: Tristan Thompson
C: Jamaal Magloire
6th: Leo Rautins
I really don't have a lot to work with. I was lucky to find someone for each position.
@tokenwhite guy, how do you pick Corey Joesph over Steve Nash???
I was going to do RI but they only have two guys to choose from... Marvin Barnes and Ernie DiGregorio
PG Terrell Brandon: Portland, Oregon (Grant HS)
PG Damon Stoudamire: Portland, Oregon (Wilson HS)
SG Danny Ainge: Eugene, Oregon (North Eugene HS)
PF Kevin Love: Born in Santa Monica, CA, but he played all his HS in Oregon (Lake Oswego HS)
PF/C AC Green: Portland, Oregon (Benson HS)
6th man: C Mel Counts: Coos Bay, Oregon (Marshfield HS)
Coach: Mark Few (Coach of Gonzaga): Creswell, Oregon (Creswell HS)
Ernie D and Marvin Barnes High Light the list, but there are 6 guys from RI who played in the NBA :)
pg - Steve Francis
sg - Adrian Dantley
sf - Rudy Gay
pf - Kevin Durant
c - Roy Hibbert
Bench: Muggsy Bouges, Sam Cassell, Jeff Green
I was gonna do Ontario.. but it's already done, and really there's nothing I can change.
I'll be the 7th man though!
PG: John Stockton
SG: Jamal Crawford
SF: Brandon Roy
PF: Marvin Williams
C: Spencer Hawes
6th man: Jason Terry
Bench: Nate Robinson, Rodney Stuckey, Terrence Williams, Luke Ridnour, Aaron Brooks and that &$#%#&@! whipped guy Doug Christie
Mikeyv, you're right, I did not find that where I researched but I totally forgot about Garrick and Hasset.
The sixth guy on that list though, Demetries Nichols never lived in RI he just played Prep there
Florida PG Dee Brown SG Mitch Richmond SF Vince Carter PF David Robinson C Artis Gilmore Bench: Tracy McGrady, Eddie Jones, Amare Stoudemire, Anthony Mason, Vin Baker, Darryl Dawkins
I didnt feel like looking up the high schools, but my squad was born there.
- C- Kareem Abdul Jabbar
- PF-Bernard King
- SF-Billy Cunningham
- SG- Julius Erving
- PG-Bob Cousy
Tiny Archibald, Stephon Marbury, Bob Lanier, Jamal Mashburn, Chris Mullen, Lamar Odom and Charlie Scott
The New York head coach? Red Auerbach!
pg Hank Biasatti
sg Marco Belinelli
sf Danilo Gallinari
pf Andrea Bargnani
C Stefano Rusconi
Head coach Ettore Messina(new lakers consultant to head coach)
This list really only has 4 people who are revelant and 2 who no one has never heard of(including myself)
Pg: Ralph Mims
Sg: Jeff Turner
Sf: Mark Socoby
Pf: Nik Caner Medley
C: Tom Knight
Now thats a garbage team
Rick Carlisle came from umaine are college does that count
DC Chillin...how u gonna forget about Kevin Durant and Mike Beasley???
PG: Mark Price
SG: John Starks
SF: Ron Boone
PF: Wayman Tisdale
C: Blake Griffin
Bench: Ekpe Udoh, Shelden Williams
Coach: Bill Self
PG- Larry Drew
SG- Lucious Allen
SF- Maurice Evans
PF- Danny Manning
C - Alvan Adams
6th Man - Lionel Hollins
Coach - Phog Allen
Danny Manning was born in Ms. Would he count for Kansas?
He played high school ball there. He was very much considered a hometown kid when he signed with KU.
Branden Jennings played in italy for a year, can I include him in my list, if so replace Biasatti with him
C Dave Debusshere
F Chris Webber
F Glen Rice
G George Gervin
G Magic Johnson
6 Chris Kaman
7 Rudy Tomjanovich
8 Steve Smith
9 Jason Richardson
10 Jalen Rose
The VA man:
1. Moses Malone
2. Allen Iverson
3. Alonzo Mourning
4. Bob Dandridge
5. Jimmy Walker
PG: Penny Hardaway
SG: Oscar Robertson
SF: JJ Reddick
PF: Shawne Williams
C: Lorenzen Wright
PG: Louis Williams
SG: Tony Delk
SF: Vincent Askew
PF: Popeye Jones
C: William Bedford
Reserves: Elliott Perry, Larry Finch, Chris Garner, Cedric Henderson, Rodney Carney, Brandan Wright, David Harrison.
Great guards, great back court depth. Some decent small forward role players (Askew and Henderson). One solid NBA center (starter), one lottery pick bust (Bedford), and Popeye Jones is the only real power forward who was a decent NBA player. Shawne Williams is more of a 3. Finch was a great college player and a great scorer but he never played in the NBA.
PG- Jay Williams
SF- Rick Barry
Pf- Tim Thomas
C Andrew Bynum
6th Man Dajuan Wagner
Cuzz - Steve Nash is from BC not Ontario.
Born: Johannesburg, South Africa
Raised: Victoria, British Columbia
If he was from ontario he would be on the list.
There are so many players from Illinois they can have to championship calliber teams:
Pg- Isaiah Thomas
Sg- Dwayne Wade
Sf- Shawn Marion
Pf- Antoine Walker
C- George Mikan
Pg- Derrick Rose
Sf- Andre Iguodala
Pf- Juwan Howard
C- Eddy Curry
PG: Trevor Lacey
SG: Gerald Wallace
SF: Robert Horry
PF: Charles Barkely
C: Antonio Mcdyess
I couldn't find a PG :(
All the good players from DC went to school in MD
This is awesome...THANX EVERYONE for participating....its cool to see where everyone is from and then compare the squads that represent their home states....maybe we could get all 50 states up...so far so good though....unfortunetly....I think my team from CONNECTICUT would have gotten destroyed by every team on this list...LOL
G Jerry West
G OJ Mayo
G Jason Williams
F Hal Greer
F Patrick Patterson
Minnesota's team is absolutely terrible. Therefore I'm only naming 3 players to the all state team
This is seriously the best we've got. Maybe someday, Cole Aldrich will be on that list. But damn, the basketball talent is weak here. Lol
Some great teams so far....Of all the states listed so far the strongest "overall" squad IMO is....PENNSYLVANIA
pg TYREKE EVANS
sg KOBE BRYANT
sg/sf RICHARD HAMILTON
pf RASHEED WALLACE
c WILT CHAMBERLIN
and this is KDTHUNDER35 team...he didn't list a 6th man so I will...EARL "the pearl" MONROE