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The Best NBA Players from Georgia  

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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?

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Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Georgia, USA, Atlanta
Walter "Clyde" Frazier is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association. As their floor general, he led the New York Knicks to the franchise's only two ...more
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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. Howard, who plays center, had an outstanding high ...more
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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
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
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Shareef Abdur-Rahim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Marietta, Georgia, United States of America
Shareef Abdur-Rahim is a retired American professional basketball player. He was also the director of player personnel for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association and the ...more
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Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
Horace Junior Grant is a retired American basketball player. He attended and played college basketball at Clemson University, before playing professionally in the National Basketball ...more
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Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Derrick Bernard Favors is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. Favors played college basketball for Georgia ...more
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Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Norcross, Georgia
Malcolm Moses Brogdon is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers under ...more
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Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Collin Sexton is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Alabama Crimson Tide. ...more
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Thomaston, Georgia
Kentavious Tannell Caldwell-Pope is an American professional basketball shooting guard who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He was one of the ...more
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World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
World B. Free is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1975–1988. Free was known as the "Prince of Midair" as well as "All-World".
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Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Villa Rica, Georgia
Corey Jae Crowder (born July 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the son of former NBA player Corey ...more
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Al-Farouq Aminu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Al-Farouq Ajiede Aminu is an American-Nigerian professional basketball forward with the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. He plays internationally with the Nigeria ...more
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Dale Ellis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Dale Ellis is a retired American professional basketball player, who played in the National Basketball Association. After his time at the University of Tennessee, Ellis was selected ninth ...more
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Wendell Carter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
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
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Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Royston, Georgia, United States of America
Derek Ricardo Harper 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 1983 NBA Draft and spent ...more
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Malik Beasley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Malik 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 School in ...more
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Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Macon, Georgia
Norman Ellard "Norm" Nixon is a retired American professional basketball player for the NBA, who spent twelve seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego/Los Angeles
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Harvey Grant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
Harvey Grant is a retired American National Basketball Association basketball player. He is the identical twin brother of Horace Grant, also a former NBA player.
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Jarvis Hayes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Jarvis James Hayes is an American-Qatari professional basketball player for Asesoft Ploiești of the Liga Națională. A 6'8", 220 lbs. small forward from the University of Georgia and Western ...more
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Mike Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Michael Anthony Mitchell was an American professional basketball player in the NBA over eleven seasons from 1978 to 1990. Mitchell, who was born in Atlanta, played collegiately at Auburn ...more
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Sam Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Columbus, Georgia
Samuel E. "Sam" Mitchell, Jr. is a retired professional basketball player and a former head coach in the National Basketball Association. He currently is an assistant coach with the ...more
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Jordan Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Jordan Adams is a basketball player.
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Jim Fox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
James L. Fox is an American former professional basketball player.
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Lorenzo Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Roswell, Georgia
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
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Dion Glover is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Micaiah Diondae "Dion" Glover is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other leagues. He is currently an assistant coach for the Grand Rapids ...more