1961: Hartford native and Weaver graduate Johnny Egan was on an NIT title team at Providence College. He had a 12-year NBA career and coached the Rockets in the '70s. 1961: The Giants held training camp at Fairfield University for the first time. They would do so until 1969 and then again in 1974. Many players lived in Fairfield County in the 1960s. Among the Giants with Connecticut ties: Stamford's Andy Robustelli, the Hall of Fame defensive end who would also serve as front office executive. 1961: The Hartford Italian-American Stars reached the final of the National Amateur Cup. It was a memorable run against many top teams of the era, but it ended with a defeat to the five-time defending champions St. Louis Kutis S.C. 1962: On March 24, Eddie Griffin scored 24 points to lead Hartford Public over Bulkeley-Hartford 47-39 for its second straight New England High School Boys Basketball title. The year before Griffin had 21 in the Owls 68-62 triumph over Wilbur Cross-New Haven.
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