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The Best NBA Players from Georgia 

Ranker NBA
Updated November 18, 2019 3.1k votes 338 voters 9.9k views 94 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Georgia.

Here are the best NBA players from Georgia. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Georgia includes Dwight Howard, Walt Frazier, Horace Grant, and World B. Free. Who is the greatest NBA player from Georgia?

Vote up the top Georgia NBA players, and add your favorite players if they're missing from the list. 

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Power forward and Center from Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Age: 34

Number: 12

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time All-Star, ...more
2
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Point guard from Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Age: 74

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

Walter "Clyde" Frazier (born March 29, 1945) is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association. As their floor general, he led the New York Knicks to the ...more
3
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Jaylen Brown

Number: 7

Teams: Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown (born October 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball ...more
4
Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Malcolm Brogdon Shooting guard and Point guard from Norcross, Georgia

Number: 22

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Malcolm Moses Adams Brogdon (born December 11, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
5
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Power forward and Center from Augusta, Georgia

Age: 54

Teams: Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Chicago Bulls

Horace Junior Grant (born July 4, 1965) is an American retired basketball player. He attended and played college basketball at Clemson University before playing professionally in the National ...more
6
Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia

Number: 2

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

Collin Sexton (born January 4, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. He played college basketball for the Alabama Crimson Tide. In January ...more
7
Shareef Abdur-Rahim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Shareef Abdur-Rahim Power forward from Marietta, Georgia, United States of America

Age: 43

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Vancouver Grizzlies

Shareef Abdur-Rahim (born December 11, 1976) is an American retired professional basketball player who is currently president of the NBA G League. He was also the director of player personnel ...more
8
Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Power forward and Center from Atlanta, Georgia

Age: 28

Number: 22

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Derrick Bernard Favors (born July 15, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Favors played college ...more
9
World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Point guard and Shooting guard from Atlanta, Georgia

Age: 66

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, San Diego Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors

World B. Free (born Lloyd Bernard Free; December 9, 1953) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1975 to 1988. Free ...more
10
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Small forward from Villa Rica, Georgia

Age: 29

Number: 99

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

Corey Jae Crowder (born July 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the son of former NBA player ...more
11
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Shooting guard from Thomaston, Georgia

Age: 26

Number: 1

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Kentavious Tannell Caldwell-Pope (born February 18, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was one of the ...more
12
Wendell Carter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia

Number: 34

Teams: Chicago Bulls

Wendell Andre Carter Jr. (born April 16, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
13
Al-Farouq Aminu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Small forward and Power forward from Atlanta, Georgia

Age: 29

Number: 0

Teams: Orlando Magic

Al-Farouq Ajiede Aminu (born September 21, 1990) is an American-Nigerian professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays ...more
14
Dale Ellis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia

Age: 59

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

Dale Ellis (born August 6, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player, who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
15
Malik Beasley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Shooting guard from Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Number: 25

Teams: Denver Nuggets

Malik JonMikal Beasley (born November 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Saint Francis ...more
16
Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Point guard from Royston, Georgia, United States of America

Age: 58

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks

Derek Ricardo Harper (born October 13, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player. A Second-Team All-American at the University of Illinois, he was the 11th overall pick of the ...more
17
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Norm Nixon Point guard from Macon, Georgia

Age: 64

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, San Diego Clippers, Los Angeles Clippers

Norman Ellard Nixon (born October 11, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball player who spent twelve seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers in ...more
18
Josh Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
mtt14 added Power forward from College Park, Georgia

Age: 34

Number: 5

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Joshua Smith (born December 5, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Entering the NBA ...more
19
Sam Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Small forward from Columbus, Georgia

Age: 56

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves

Samuel E. Mitchell Jr. (born September 2, 1963) is a former professional basketball player and coach. Playing at small forward, Mitchell's 18-year professional basketball career spanned three ...more
20
Lorenzo Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Guard from Roswell, Georgia

Age: 29

Number: 2

Lorenzo Brown is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for North Carolina ...more
21
Chris Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia

Age: 53

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets

Christopher Vernard Morris (born January 20, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player. In his 11-season (1988–1999) National Basketball Association career, the 6'8" small ...more
22
Bernard James is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Power forward and Center from Savannah, Georgia

Age: 34

Number: 5

Bernard James is an American basketball player.
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Hook Dillon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Hook Dillon

Age: Dec. at 80 (1924-2004)

Teams: Washington Capitols

John "Hook" Dillon (January 8, 1924 – January 18, 2004) was an American basketball player. He played collegiately for the University of North Carolina from 1945 to 1948. Prior to ...more
24
Harvey Grant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Power forward from Augusta, Georgia

Age: 54

Teams: Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers

Harvey Grant (born July 4, 1965) is a retired American National Basketball Association basketball player. He is the identical twin brother of Horace Grant, also a former NBA player.
25
George Peeples is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia

Age: 76

Teams: Indiana Pacers

George Peeples is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'7" forward/center, Peeples played at the University of Iowa during the 1960s. He twice led the Iowa Hawkeyes in ...more