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The Best NBA Players from Indiana

Updated October 26, 2020 8.8k votes 679 voters 13.8k views99 items

List RulesOnly NBA players born in Indiana.

Here are the best NBA players from Indiana. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Indiana includes Larry Bird, Gordon Hayward, Zack Randolph, and Shawn Kemp . Who is the greatest NBA player from Indiana?

Vote up the top Indiana NBA players, and add your favorite players if they're missing from the list. 

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    Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Larry Bird

    West Baden Springs, French Lick Township

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age63

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American former professional basketball player,... more on Wikipedia
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    George McGinnis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    George McGinnis

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionForward

    Number30

    TeamsGeorge played for George Washington High School in Indianapolis and led them to the state Championship in 1969. He attended Indiana University for one year and then was drafted by the Indiana Pacers of the ABA. He also played a few years in the NBA.

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    Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Shawn Kemp

    Elkhart, Indiana

    PositionPower forward

    Age50

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics

    Shawn Travis Kemp (born November 26, 1969) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Glenn Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Glenn Robinson

    Gary, Indiana

    PositionSmall forward

    Age46

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks

    Glenn Alan Robinson Jr. (born January 10, 1973) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Gordon Hayward

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionSmall forward

    Age29

    Number20

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    Gordon Daniel Hayward (born March 23, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
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    Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Zach Randolph

    Marion, Indiana

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age38

    Number50

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    Zachary McKenley Randolph (born July 16, 1981) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
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    Scott Skiles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Scott Skiles

    La Porte, Indiana

    PositionPoint guard

    Age55

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks

    Scott Allen Skiles Sr. (born March 5, 1964) is an American basketball coach and former player.... more on Wikipedia
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    Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Eric Gordon

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionShooting guard

    Age31

    Number10

    TeamsHouston Rockets

    Eric Ambrose Gordon Jr. (born December 25, 1988) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
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    George Hill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    George Hill

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age33

    Number3

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    George Jesse Hill Jr. (born May 4, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Tom Van Arsdale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Tom Van Arsdale

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionSmall forward

    Age76

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Kansas City Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Cincinnati Royals

    Thomas Arthur Van Arsdale (born February 22, 1943) is a former professional basketball player.... more on Wikipedia
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    Dick Van Arsdale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Dick Van Arsdale

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionSmall forward

    Age76

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, New York Knicks

    Richard Albert Van Arsdale (born February 22, 1943) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Rick Mount is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Rick Mount

    Lebanon, Indiana

    Age72

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    Richard Carl Mount (born January 5, 1947) is a former American basketball player in the... more on Wikipedia
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    Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Gary Harris

    Fall Creek Township, Fishers

    PositionShooting guard, Guard

    Age25

    Number14

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    Gary Harris (born September 14, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Jeff Teague

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    Number0

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    Jeffrey Demarco Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
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    Bobby Leonard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Bobby Leonard

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    Age87

    William Robert "Slick" Leonard (born July 17, 1932) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Calbert Cheaney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Calbert Cheaney

    Evansville, Center Township

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age48

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets

    Calbert Nathaniel Cheaney (born July 17, 1971) is an American basketball coach and former... more on Wikipedia
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    Bonzi Wells is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Bonzi Wells

    Center Township, Muncie

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age43

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans

    Gawen DeAngelo "Bonzi" Wells (born September 28, 1976) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Glenn Robinson III is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Glenn Robinson III

    Gary, Indiana

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age25

    Number22

    TeamsGolden State Warriors

    Glenn Alan Robinson III (born January 8, 1994) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
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    Kent Benson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Kent Benson

    New Castle, Indiana

    PositionCenter

    Age65

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons

    Michael Kent Benson (born December 27, 1954) is a retired American collegiate and professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike Woodson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Mike Woodson

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age61

    TeamsKansas City Kings, Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Michael Dean Woodson (born March 24, 1958) is a former American basketball player and coach... more on Wikipedia
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    Brad Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Brad Miller

    Kendallville, Wayne Township

    PositionCenter

    Age43

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls

    Bradley Alan Miller (born April 12, 1976) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    E'Twaun Moore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    E'Twaun Moore

    East Chicago, Indiana
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    Courtney Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Courtney Lee

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age34

    Number1

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    Courtney Lee (born October 3, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Dick Barnett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Dick Barnett

    Gary, Indiana

    PositionSmall forward

    Age83

    TeamsSyracuse Nationals, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks

    Richard Barnett (born October 2, 1936) is an American former professional basketball player.... more on Wikipedia
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    Louie Dampier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Indiana
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    Louie Dampier

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age75

    Louis Dampier (born November 20, 1944) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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