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The Best NBA Players from Maryland 

Ranker NBA
Updated February 14, 2020 2.1k votes 360 voters 17.8k views 67 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Maryland.

Here are the best NBA players from Maryland. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and current and active players, this list of famous basketball players on an NBA team who were born in Maryland includes Rudy Gay, Victor Oladipo, Steve Francis, and Josh Hart. Included below are some of the best professional athletes from Baltimore and other parts of Maryland, but who is the greatest NBA player from Maryland?

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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Shooting guard from Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Age: 27

Number: 4

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Oladipo was drafted with ...more

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Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Point guard from Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Age: 54

Teams: Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors

Tyrone Curtis "Muggsy" Bogues (born January 9, 1965) is a retired American basketball player. The shortest player ever to play in the National Basketball Association, the 5 ft 3 in ...more

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Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Small forward from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 33

Number: 22

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

Rudy Carlton Gay Jr. (born August 17, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6'8" small forward ...more

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Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Point guard and Shooting guard from USA, Takoma Park, Maryland

Age: 42

Teams: Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks

Steven D'Shawn Francis (born February 21, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player. He was selected with the second overall pick of the 1999 NBA draft, and was named the NBA ...more

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#61 of 151 The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings #163 of 878 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #48 of 158 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Point guard from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 50

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, + more

Samuel James Cassell Sr. (born November 18, 1969) is a former professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Drafted 24th overall in the 1993 NBA draft ...more

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Josh Hart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland

Number: 3

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Josh Hart (born March 6, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected in the first round of the ...more
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Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland

Number: 20

Teams: Orlando Magic

Markelle N'Gai Fultz (born May 29, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Reggie Lewis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Small forward from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: Dec. at 28 (1965-1993)

Teams: Boston Celtics

Reggie Lewis (November 21, 1965 – July 27, 1993) was an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics from 1987 to 1993.

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Will Barton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Shooting guard from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 28

Number: 5

Teams: Denver Nuggets

William Norman Barton (born January 6, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Jeff Green is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Small forward and Power forward from Cheverly, Maryland

Age: 33

Number: 22

Teams: Utah Jazz

Jeffrey Lynn Green (born August 28, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played three seasons of college ...more

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Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Small forward and Power forward from Cheverly, Maryland

Age: 30

Number: 0

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers

Michael Paul Beasley Jr. (born January 9, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He played college ...more

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Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Small forward from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 55

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers

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Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Point guard from Clinton, Maryland

Age: 32

Number: 3

Tywon Ronell Lawson (born November 3, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Shandong Golden Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Lawson played college ...more

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Dennis Scott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Dennis Scott Small forward from Hagerstown, Maryland

Age: 51

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Vancouver Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, + more

Dennis Eugene Scott (born September 5, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player. A 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) small forward from Georgia Tech, and the 1990 ACC Men's Basketball Player ...more
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Juan Dixon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Shooting guard from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 41

Teams: Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons

Juan Dixon (born October 9, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player and the current head coach for Coppin State University in Baltimore. Dixon led the University of Maryland ...more
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Jerian Grant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Guard from Silver Spring, Maryland

Age: 27

Number: 22

Teams: Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks

Holdyn Jerian Grant (born October 9, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He played college basketball with the University of Notre Dame and was ...more

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Jarrett Jack is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Point guard from Fort Washington, Maryland

Age: 36

Number: 2

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Jarrett Matthew Jack (born October 28, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League. He attended four high schools in ...more

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Rodney McGruder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Shooting guard and Small forward from Landover, Maryland

Age: 24

Number: 22

Rodney Christian McGruder is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for Kansas ...more
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Reggie Bullock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Guard from Kinston, North Carolina

Age: 28

Number: 35

Reginald Ryedell Bullock (born March 16, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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David Wingate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Shooting guard and Small forward from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 56

Teams: Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

David Grover Stacey Wingate, Jr. (born December 15, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player. The shooting guard-small forward spent 15 years in the National Basketball ...more

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#8 of 22 The Greatest Georgetown Basketball Players of All Time #230 of 405 The Best San Antonio Spurs of All Time

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Marvin Webster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Center from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: Dec. at 57 (1952-2009)

Teams: Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks

Marvin Nathaniel Webster (April 13, 1952 – April 4, 2009) was an American professional basketball player. He played one season in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and nine in the ...more
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Keith Booth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Keith Booth Small forward from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 45

Teams: Chicago Bulls

Keith Eugene Booth (born October 9, 1974) is an American basketball coach and former player. Booth played college basketball at the University of Maryland from 1994 to 1997. He was an assistant ...more
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Danny Ferry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Small forward and Power forward from Hyattsville, Maryland

Age: 53

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

Daniel John Willard Ferry (born October 17, 1966) is an American retired professional basketball player. He most recently served as interim general manager of the New Orleans Pelicans. ...more

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Gene Shue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland

Age: 88

Teams: Baltimore Bullets, Detroit Pistons, Fort Wayne Pistons, New York Knicks

Eugene William Shue (born December 18, 1931) is an American retired professional basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Shue was one of the top guards of the ...more
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Ken Bannister is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Maryland
Ken Bannister Power forward and Center from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 59

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks

Kenneth Darnell "Ken" Bannister (born April 1, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player, from Baltimore, Maryland. At 6'9" tall he was a power forward-center.