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Ranking the best NBA players to come out of the University of Utah

Published: Tuesday, March 18 2014 4:19 p.m. MDT

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Chambers was selected with the eighth overall pick by the San Diego Clippers in the 1981 draft. Chambers played 1,107 games over 16 seasons for the Clippers, Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers. Chambers was a dominant offensive player who had his best statistical season with the Phoenix Suns in 1988-89 and 1989-90. In '88-89, Chambers averaged 25.7 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals a night in his second All-Star season. A year later, Chambers averaged a career-high 27.2 points to go along with seven rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 steals a contest. In each season, Chambers earned second-team All-NBA honors. For his career, the four-time All-Star averaged 18.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists a game.



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StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Cool segment, Jay. I'd have arranged the top 10 a little differently:
1-Tom Chambers
2-Miller
3-Van Horn
4-Bogut
5-Newlin
6-Doleac
7-McGill
8-Vranes
9-Jerry Chambers
10-Sojourner

I'd value a 6 ppg NBA player higher than a 15 ppg ABA player. Anyway, proud to share an alma mater with these men. Good luck to Dre and Bogues the rest of the season and into the playoffs!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Also, would've been cool to see what the 25 guys no longer playing in the NBA are doing now. I think I heard Britton Johnsen recently retired from playing in South America, anyone know if Möttölä is still playing in Europe?

BigBear38297
Clinton, UT

StGtoSLC

I'm not sure if its 100% accurate but Wikipedia says that Britton Johnson retired from a Spanish club in 2011 and Hanno Mottola is still playing for a team in Finland.

It would be neat to see what alot of these players are doing now. I read that Billy McGill was actually living on the street for awhile. Its too bad that a player that brought so many good memories to the U is having a rough time. I hope things are better for him now.

Great list though. I really enjoyed seeing all these great players that represented the University of Utah.

Go Utes!

Canyontreker
TAYLORSVILLE, UT

Not to mention, Tom Chambers perfection NBA slam dunk...the reverse ally oop!

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