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The Best NBA Players from Minnesota

Updated May 31, 2019 2.6k votes 262 voters 5.8k views49 items

List RulesOnly NBA players born in Minnesota.

Here are the best NBA players from Minnesota. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Minnesota includes Kevin McHale, Dick Garmaker, Kris Humphries, and Tyus Jones. Who is the greatest NBA player from Minnesota?

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

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    Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Kevin McHale

    Hibbing, Minnesota

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age62

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    Kevin McHale may refer to: Kevin McHale (footballer) (born 1939), former English professional... more on Wikipedia

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    Tyus Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Tyus Jones

    Burnsville, Minnesota

    PositionPoint guard

    Number21

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies

    Tyus Robert Jones (born May 10, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Randy Breuer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Randy Breuer

    Lake City, Minnesota

    PositionCenter

    Age59

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks

    Randall W. Breuer (born October 11, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Devean George is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Devean George

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age42

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers

    Devean George (born August 29, 1977) is a retired American professional basketball player who... more on Wikipedia
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    Jim Petersen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Jim Petersen

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age57

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors

    James Richard Petersen (born February 22, 1962) is a retired American basketball player, and a... more on Wikipedia
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    Kris Humphries is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Kris Humphries

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    PositionPower forward

    Age34

    Number43

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors

    Kristopher Nathan Humphries (born February 6, 1985) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia

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    Khalid El-Amin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Khalid El-Amin

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    PositionPoint guard

    Age40

    TeamsChicago Bulls

    Khalid El-Amin (born April 25, 1979) is a retired American professional basketball player. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike Muscala is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Mike Muscala

    St. Louis Park, Minnesota

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age28

    Number31

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks

    Michael Peter Muscala (born July 1, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
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    Joel Przybilla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Joel Przybilla

    Monticello, Minnesota

    PositionCenter

    Age40

    Number10

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks

    Joel Przybilla (; born October 10, 1979) is an American retired professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
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    Alan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Alan Anderson

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age37

    Number6

    TeamsCharlotte Bobcats

    Alan Jeffery Anderson (born October 16, 1982) is an American professional basketball who last... more on Wikipedia
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    Jon Leuer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Jon Leuer

    Long Lake, Minnesota

    PositionPower forward

    Age30

    Number30

    Jon Leuer (born May 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played... more on Wikipedia

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    Cole Aldrich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Cole Aldrich

    Burnsville, Minnesota

    PositionCenter

    Age31

    Number45

    Cole David Aldrich (born October 31, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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    Whitey Skoog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Whitey Skoog

    Duluth, Minnesota
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    Dick Garmaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Dick Garmaker

    Hibbing, Minnesota

    Age87

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks

    Richard Eugene Garmaker (born October 29, 1932) is an American retired basketball player who... more on Wikipedia
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    Sam Jacobson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Sam Jacobson

    Cottage Grove, Minnesota

    Age44

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors

    Samuel Ryan Jacobson (born July 22, 1975) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Mark Olberding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Mark Olberding

    Melrose, Minnesota

    Age63

    TeamsKansas City Kings, Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls

    Mark Allen Olberding (born April 21, 1956) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Troy Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Troy Bell

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Age39

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies

    Troy Delvon Bell (born November 10, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
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    Rashad Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Rashad Vaughn

    Minneapolis, Minnesota
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    Kevin Lynch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Kevin Lynch

    Bloomington, Minnesota

    Age51

    TeamsCharlotte Hornets

    Kevin Joseph Lynch (born December 24, 1968) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Royce White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Royce White

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    PositionPower forward

    Age28

    Number30

    Royce Alexander White is an American professional basketball player who most recently played... more on Wikipedia
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    Ben Coleman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Ben Coleman

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    PositionPower forward

    Age58

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons

    Ben Coleman may refer to: Ben Coleman (basketball) (1961–2019) Ben Coleman (American... more on Wikipedia
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    John Clawson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    John Clawson

    Duluth, Minnesota

    Age75

    John Richard Clawson (May 15, 1944 – December 15, 2018) was an American basketball player. A... more on Wikipedia
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    Nate Wolters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Nate Wolters

    St. Cloud, Minnesota

    PositionPoint guard

    Age28

    Number3

    Nate Wolters is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Grand Rapids... more on Wikipedia
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    Johnny Norlander is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    Johnny Norlander

    United States of America

    AgeDec. at 81 (1921-2002)

    TeamsWashington Capitols

    John Arthur Norlander (March 5, 1921 – March 6, 2002) was an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    John Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Minnesota
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    John Thomas

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    PositionCenter

    Age44

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors

    John Thomas (born September 8, 1975) is an American professional basketball player who has... more on Wikipedia
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