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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
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
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 (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
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
Shareef Abdur-Rahim 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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Josh Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
mtt14 added College Park, Georgia
Joshua "Josh" Smith is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He previously played for his ...more
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Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 8 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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World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from 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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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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Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Al-Farouq Aminu is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Baulkman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
mtt14 added Baulkman
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Dale Ellis is listed (or ranked) 15 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) 16 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) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from 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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Reggie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Reginald "Reggie" Johnson is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'9" forward/center from the University of Tennessee, Johnson played four seasons in the National ...more
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Bernard James is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Savannah, Georgia
Bernard James is an American basketball player.
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Frankie King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Frankie King Baxley, Georgia
Frankie Alexander King is an American former professional basketball player. He was a 6 ft 2 ½ and 185 lb guard, and played collegiately at the former Brunswick College, now College of ...more
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George Peeples is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Gar Heard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Hogansville, Georgia
Garfield "Gar" Heard is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. He played collegiately at the University of Oklahoma and was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in ...more
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Chris Singleton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Chris Singleton Canton, Georgia
Christopher Carl "Chris" Singleton, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League. He played college ...more
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Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Dontell Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Georgia
Dontell Jefferson Cordele, Georgia
Dontell Jefferson is an American professional basketball player.