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The Best NBA Players From New Jersey

Updated February 18, 2021 3.3k votes 285 voters 8.1k views142 items

List RulesVote up the best players born in New Jersey.

Here are the best NBA players from New Jersey. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in NJ includes Shaquille O'Neal, Rick Barry, and Dennis Rodman, as well as current players like Karl-Anthony Towns and Kenneth Faried, and many more NBA players from Union City, Jersey City, and Newark. Who is the greatest NBA player from New Jersey?

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

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    Brevin Knight

    Livingston, New Jersey
    Brevin Adon Knight (born November 8, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
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    Malachi Richardson

    Trenton, New Jersey

    Malachi Richardson (born January 5, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for Vanoli Cremona of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). He played one season of college basketball for Syracuse before being selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 22nd overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

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    Corky Devlin

    Newark, New Jersey

    Walter James "Corky" Devlin (December 21, 1931 – April 28, 1995) was an American professional basketball player. He played three seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with two different teams: two seasons with the Fort Wayne Pistons (1955–56 and 1956–57) and one with the Minneapolis Lakers (1957–58).

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    Randy Foye

    Newark, New Jersey
    Randy Foye (born September 24, 1983) is a color analyst of the YES Network and a former...  more
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    Earl Clark

    Plainfield, New Jersey
    Earl Rashad Clark (born January 17, 1988) is an American professional basketball played for...  more
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    Jay Williams

    Plainfield, New Jersey
    Jason David Williams (born September 10, 1981) is an American former basketball player and...  more
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    Bill Willoughby

    Englewood, New Jersey
    William Wesley Willoughby (born May 20, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
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    Gerald Henderson, Jr.

    Caldwell, New Jersey
    Jerome McKinley "Gerald" Henderson Jr. (born December 9, 1987) is an American former...  more
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    MarShon Brooks

    Long Branch, New Jersey
    MarShon Scitif Brooks (born January 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player...  more
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    Togo Palazzi

    Union City, New Jersey
    Togo Anthony Palazzi (born August 8, 1932) is a retired American basketball player who played...  more
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    Eric Murdock

    Somerville, New Jersey
    Eric Lloyd Murdock (born June 14, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player...  more
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    Jim Spanarkel

    Jersey City, New Jersey
    James Gerard Spanarkel (born June 28, 1957) is an American television analyst for the Brooklyn...  more
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    Roy Hinson

    Trenton, New Jersey
    Roy Hinson (born May 2, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player who was...  more
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    Isaiah Briscoe

    Union, New Jersey

    Isaiah Jamal Briscoe (born April 13, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for ratiopharm Ulm of the German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He was ranked among the top point guards in the national class of 2015 by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.

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    Rafael Addison

    Jersey City, New Jersey
    Rafael Addison (born July 22, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball player who...  more
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    Chris Copeland

    Orange, New Jersey
    Christopher Stephen "Chris" Copeland is an American professional basketball player who...  more
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    Chris Ford

    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949) is an American former professional basketball...  more
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    Warren Davis

    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Warren Lee Davis (born June 30, 1943 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) was a Forward/Center for...  more
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    Brian Taylor

    Perth Amboy, New Jersey
    Brian Dwight Taylor (born June 9, 1951) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...  more
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    Greg Grant

    Trenton, New Jersey
    Gregory Alan Grant (born August 29, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
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    Rakeem Christmas

    Irvington, New Jersey
    Rakeem Maleek Christmas (born December 1, 1991) is an American professional basketball player...  more
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    Billy Paultz

    River Edge, New Jersey
    William Edward "Billy" Paultz (born July 30, 1948) is an American retired professional...  more
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    Tim Perry

    Freehold Township, New Jersey
    Timothy D. Perry (born June 4, 1965) is an American professional basketball player, formerly...  more
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    Chris Gatling

    Elizabeth, New Jersey
    Chris Raymond Gatling (born September 3, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
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    Eric Williams

    Newark, New Jersey
    Eric C. Williams (born July 17, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player...  more