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The Best NBA Players from Georgia

Updated November 18, 2019 4.6k votes 444 voters 13.7k views93 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • Walt Frazier1
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    Walt Frazier

    Georgia, USA

    PositionPoint guard

    Age74

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

    Walter "Clyde" Frazier (born March 29, 1945) is an American former basketball player in the...  more
  • Dwight Howard2
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    Dwight Howard

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age35

    Number12

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Jaylen Brown3
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    Jaylen Brown

    Jaylen Brown (born October 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Horace Grant4
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    Horace Grant

    Augusta, Georgia

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age55

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Chicago Bulls

    Horace Junior Grant (born July 4, 1965) is an American retired basketball player. He attended...  more
  • Malcolm Brogdon5
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    Malcolm Brogdon

    Norcross, Georgia

    PositionShooting guard, Point guard

    Number22

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    Malcolm Moses Adams Brogdon (born December 11, 1992) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • Shareef Abdur-Rahim6
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    Shareef Abdur-Rahim

    Marietta, Georgia

    PositionPower forward

    Age43

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Vancouver Grizzlies

    Shareef Abdur-Rahim (born December 11, 1976) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • World B. Free7
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    World B. Free

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age67

    TeamsPhiladelphia 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...  more
  • Derrick Favors8
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    Derrick Favors

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age29

    Number22

    TeamsUtah Jazz

    Derrick Bernard Favors (born July 15, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Collin Sexton9
    Collin Sexton (born January 4, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Jae Crowder10
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    Jae Crowder

    Villa Rica, Georgia

    PositionSmall forward

    Age30

    Number99

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies

    Corey Jae Crowder (born July 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope11
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    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Thomaston, Georgia

    PositionShooting guard

    Age26

    Number1

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Kentavious Tannell Caldwell-Pope (born February 18, 1993) is an American professional...  more
  • Josh Smith12
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    Josh Smith

    College Park, Georgia

    PositionPower forward

    Age35

    Number5

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    Joshua Smith (born December 5, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last...  more
  • Wendell Carter Jr.13
    Wendell Andre Carter Jr. (born April 16, 1999) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Malik Beasley14
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    Malik Beasley

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionShooting guard

    Number25

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    Malik JonMikal Beasley (born November 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Dale Ellis15
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    Dale Ellis

    Marietta, Georgia

    Age59

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

    Dale Ellis (born August 6, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player, who...  more
  • Al-Farouq Aminu16
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    Al-Farouq Aminu

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age30

    Number0

    TeamsOrlando Magic

    Al-Farouq Ajiede Aminu (born September 21, 1990) is an American-Nigerian professional...  more
  • Jim Fox17
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    Jim Fox

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionCenter

    Age76

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

    James Fox (born 1939) is an English actor. James or Jim Fox may also refer to:...  more
  • Tate Armstrong18
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    Tate Armstrong

    Moultrie, Georgia

    Age64

    TeamsChicago Bulls

    Michel Taylor "Tate" Armstrong (born October 5, 1955) is a retired American basketball...  more
  • Derek Harper19
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    Derek Harper

    Royston, Georgia

    PositionPoint guard

    Age59

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks

    Derek Ricardo Harper (born October 13, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
  • Sam Mitchell20
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    Sam Mitchell

    Columbus, Georgia

    PositionSmall forward

    Age57

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Samuel E. Mitchell Jr. (born September 2, 1963) is a former professional basketball player and...  more
  • Mike Glenn21
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    Mike Glenn

    Rome, Georgia

    Age64

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks

    Mike Theodore "Stinger" Glenn (born September 10, 1955) is an American former professional...  more
  • Ray Blume22
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    Ray Blume

    Valdosta, Georgia

    Age61

    TeamsChicago Bulls

    Bernard Ray Blume (born September 23, 1958), known as Ray Blume, is an American athlete and...  more
  • Gar Heard23
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    Gar Heard

    Hogansville, Georgia

    Age71

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Buffalo Braves, San Diego Clippers, Seattle Supersonics, Chicago Bulls

    Garfield Heard (born May 3, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player and...  more
  • Dion Glover24
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    Dion Glover

    Marietta, Georgia

    PositionShooting guard

    Age41

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors

    Micaiah Diondae "Dion" Glover (born October 22, 1978) is an American former professional...  more
  • George Peeples25
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    Age76

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    George Peeples is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'7" forward/center,...  more