Marcus Camby - Hartford

A 13-year <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15008001" title="National Basketball Association" href="/topic/sports/basketball/national-basketball-association-15008001.topic">NBA</a> veteran, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT001063" title="Marcus Camby" href="/topic/sports/marcus-camby-PESPT001063.topic">Marcus Camby</a> is one of the best players to have ever come out of the state of Connecticut. The 6-foot-11 center has made his mark on the league by emerging as one of the top defensive players of his generation. Camby has been named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team twice (2006-07, 2007-08) and the Second Team twice (2004-05, 2005-06). In 2006-07, he was named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year while with the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000098" title="Denver Nuggets" href="/topic/sports/basketball/denver-nuggets-ORSPT000098.topic">Denver Nuggets</a>. He has led the league in blocks three times, and his 1,994 career blocks are fourth-most actively and 18th-most all time. In college at UMass, Camby received the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001694" title="Oscar Robertson" href="/topic/arts-culture/oscar-robertson-PEHST001694.topic">Oscar Robertson</a>, Naismith, Wooden and Sporting News awards as National Player of the Year. Camby played high school basketball at Conrad High School in West Hartford and Hartford Public High School, where he helped his team win the Class LL championship in 1992-93.
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( PATRICK FARRELL / MCT / February 2, 2009 )

A 13-year NBA veteran, Marcus Camby is one of the best players to have ever come out of the state of Connecticut. The 6-foot-11 center has made his mark on the league by emerging as one of the top defensive players of his generation. Camby has been named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team twice (2006-07, 2007-08) and the Second Team twice (2004-05, 2005-06). In 2006-07, he was named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year while with the Denver Nuggets. He has led the league in blocks three times, and his 1,994 career blocks are fourth-most actively and 18th-most all time. In college at UMass, Camby received the Oscar Robertson, Naismith, Wooden and Sporting News awards as National Player of the Year. Camby played high school basketball at Conrad High School in West Hartford and Hartford Public High School, where he helped his team win the Class LL championship in 1992-93.

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