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The Best NBA Players from Georgia

Updated November 18, 2019 4.5k votes 393 voters 12.1k 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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  • 1
    Walt Frazier
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    52

    Walt Frazier

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionPoint guard

    Age74

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

    Walter "Clyde" Frazier (born March 29, 1945) is an American former basketball player in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Dwight Howard
    204
    74

    Dwight Howard

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age34

    Number12

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Jaylen Brown
    181
    69

    Jaylen Brown

    Jaylen Brown (born October 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Horace Grant
    139
    51

    Horace Grant

    Augusta, Georgia

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age54

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Malcolm Brogdon
    120
    44

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Shareef Abdur-Rahim
    99
    36

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 7
    World B. Free
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    28

    World B. Free

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age66

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Jae Crowder
    90
    31

    Jae Crowder

    Villa Rica, Georgia

    PositionSmall forward

    Age29

    Number99

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies

    Corey Jae Crowder (born July 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Collin Sexton
    Collin Sexton (born January 4, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Derrick Favors
    91
    34

    Derrick Favors

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age28

    Number22

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Bernard Favors (born July 15, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    80
    32

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Wendell Carter Jr.
    Wendell Andre Carter Jr. (born April 16, 1999) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Malik Beasley
    58
    25

    Malik Beasley

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionShooting guard

    Number25

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    Malik JonMikal Beasley (born November 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Josh Smith
    38
    7

    Josh Smith

    College Park, Georgia

    PositionPower forward

    Age34

    Number5

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    Joshua Smith (born December 5, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Dale Ellis
    53
    22

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Al-Farouq Aminu
    60
    29

    Al-Farouq Aminu

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age29

    Number0

    TeamsOrlando Magic

    Al-Farouq Ajiede Aminu (born September 21, 1990) is an American-Nigerian professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Derek Harper
    42
    25

    Derek Harper

    Royston, Georgia

    PositionPoint guard

    Age58

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

    Derek Ricardo Harper (born October 13, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Mike Glenn
    24
    7

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Chris Morris
    23
    6

    Chris Morris

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Age53

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets

    Christopher Vernard Morris (born January 20, 1966) is a retired American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Sam Mitchell
    33
    18

    Sam Mitchell

    Columbus, Georgia

    PositionSmall forward

    Age56

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Samuel E. Mitchell Jr. (born September 2, 1963) is a former professional basketball player and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Norm Nixon
    38
    25

    Norm Nixon

    Macon, Georgia

    PositionPoint guard

    Age64

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers, San Diego Clippers, Los Angeles Clippers

    Norman Ellard Nixon (born October 11, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Dion Glover
    24
    9

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Gar Heard
    21
    6

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 24
    George Peeples
    20
    5

    Age76

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    George Peeples is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'7" forward/center,... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Jarvis Hayes
    25
    12

    Jarvis Hayes

    Atlanta, Georgia

    PositionSmall forward

    Age38

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Detroit Pistons

    Jarvis James Hayes (born August 9, 1981) is an American-Qatari former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia