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The Best NBA Players from Georgia 

Ranker NBA
Updated November 18, 2019 2.6k votes 261 voters 7.6k 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?

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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 (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
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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 (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
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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Jaylen Brown
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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Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Malcolm Brogdon
Norcross, Georgia
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
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Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
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
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Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
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
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World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
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
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Shareef Abdur-Rahim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Shareef Abdur-Rahim
Marietta, Georgia, United States of America
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
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Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
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
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Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 10 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 Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the son of former NBA player ...more
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Thomaston, Georgia
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
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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 (born September 21, 1990) is an American-Nigerian professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays ...more
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Wendell Carter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Malik Beasley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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
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Dale Ellis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Dale Ellis (born August 6, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player, who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Royston, Georgia, United States of America
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
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Sam Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Columbus, Georgia
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
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George Peeples is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Georgia
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
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Chris Morris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
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
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Kevin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Kevin Murphy
Atlanta, Georgia
Kevin Marquis Murphy is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League.
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Bernard James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Savannah, Georgia
Bernard James is an American basketball player.
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Dion Glover is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Micaiah Diondae "Dion" Glover (born October 22, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently an ...more
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Jarvis Hayes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Jarvis James Hayes (born August 9, 1981) is an American-Qatari former professional basketball player. A 6'8" tall small forward from the University of Georgia and Western Carolina ...more
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Gar Heard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Hogansville, Georgia
Garfield Heard (born May 3, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player and coach. He played collegiately at the University of Oklahoma and was selected by the Seattle ...more
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Chris Singleton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Chris Singleton
Canton, Georgia
Christopher Carl Singleton Jr. (born November 21, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played for FC Barcelona Lassa of the Spanish Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. Listed at ...more