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Famous Basketball Players from South Korea

List of famous basketball players from South Korea, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. South Korea has produced some very talented basketball players over the years, including centers, guards and forwards. These are some of the best South Korean basketball players to ever live, so if you're a native of South Korea and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular basketball player from South Korea then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List is made up of many different players, including Lee Dong-Jun and Hur Jae.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest South Korean basketball players?" and "Which basketball players are from South Korea?"

You can click on the names of these legendary basketball players of South Korea in order to get more information about each one. If you play basketball or just love the sport then use this list of talented South Korean basketball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


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    Chun Hee-Chul

    Chun Hee-chul is a retired South Korean basketball player. Listed at 198 cm, Chun Hee-chul is a swing man who can play both center and forward position. Chun Hee-chul boasted his athleticism, foot work and mid-range jumper which was rare in 1990s South Korean basketball given his height. He led South ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: South Korea
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    Ha Seung-Jin is a South Korean professional basketball player who has played in the NBA and the NBA D-League. He was a second round draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2004 NBA Draft. At 7 ft 3 in, 305 lb, he was among the largest players in the NBA. He is also the first South Korean to play ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
    • Teams: Portland Trail Blazers
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    Hur Jae is a South Korean basketball player who competed from the late 1980s to the mid-2000s. At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, he took the Athlete's Oath with team handball player Shon Mi-Na. Jae had graduated from the elite course. His graduations were Sangmyung primary school in 1978, Yongsan ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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    Choi Jin-Soo is a South Korean basketball player who played for University of Maryland, College Park and the Korea national basketball team. He is the first South Korean to receive a full NCAA Division I basketball scholarship. He is listed as a small forward but he is able to play shooting guard, power ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Birthplace: Suwon, South Korea
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    Joo Hee-Jung

    Joo Hee-jung is a South Korean professional basketball player. He plays for the Seoul SK Knights of the Korean Basketball League. Joo also plays for the South Korea national basketball team and made his senior national team debut at the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men 2008. He also ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: South Korea
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    Kim Joo-Sung is a South Korean basketball player. Born in U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, he plays forward-center. He currently plays for Wonju Dongbu Promy, and he wears number 5. He is 205 centimetres tall. more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Birthplace: South Korea
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    Kim Yoo-Taek

    Kim Yoo-Taek is a former South Korean basketball player. Listed at 197 cm, Kim Yoo-Taek was the big man with guard-like skills and was perfectly capable of playing inside and outside. He is considered one of the greatest Asian centers to ever play the game, along with Carlos Loyzaga and Yao Ming. While ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: South Korea
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    Lee Chung-hee

    Lee Chung-Hee is a retired South Korean basketball player. He played as a shooting guard. Widely considered as the best Asian perimeter shooter of all time, Lee Chung Hee was named to the Most Valuable Player of the 14th Asian Basketball Championship, albeit South Korea lost to China at the final in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Birthplace: Cheorwon County
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    Lee Dong-Jun

    Lee Dong-Jun, is a South Korean basketball player. more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: South Korea
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    Lee Jung-Suk

    Lee Jung-Suk is a South Korean professional basketball player. He plays for the Seoul Samsung Thunders of the Korean Basketball League. Lee also plays for the South Korea national basketball team and made his national team debut at the FIBA Asia Championship 2009. At the FIBA Asia Championship 2009, Lee ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Birthplace: South Korea
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    Lee Kyu-sup

    Lee Kyu-Sup is a former South Korean professional basketball player. He plays for the Seoul Samsung Thunders of the Korean Basketball League. Lee also plays for the South Korea national basketball team and made his senior national team debut at the FIBA Asia Championship 2009. Previously, he competed ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Birthplace: South Korea
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    Oh Se-Keun

    Oh Se-Keun is a South Korean professional basketball player. He currently plays for Anyang KGC. Oh also plays for the South Korea national basketball team and made his senior national team debut at the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men 2008. He also competed for the team at the FIBA Asia ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Birthplace: South Korea
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    Yang Hee-Jong

    Yang Hee-Jong is a South Korean professional basketball player. He plays for the Anyang KGC of the Korean Basketball League. Lee also plays for the South Korea national basketball team and made his senior national team debut at the FIBA Asia Championship 2007. He also competed for the junior team at the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Birthplace: South Korea
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