Basketball The Best NBA Players from Ohio  

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List Rules Only NBA players born in Ohio.

Here are the best NBA players from Ohio. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Ohio includes John Havlicek, C. J. McCollum, and Akron basketball players LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Who is the greatest NBA player from Ohio?

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Akron, Ohio, United States of America
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...more

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44 16
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Akron, Ohio, United States of America
Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 3 in tall ...more

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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Canton, Ohio, United States of America
Christian James "C. J." McCollum is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted ...more

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John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Martins Ferry, Ohio, United States of America
John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them ...more

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Trey Burke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Alfonso Clark "Trey" Burke III (born November 12, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ...more

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Michael Redd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Michael Wesley Redd is an American former professional basketball player. He was drafted 43rd overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2000 NBA Draft. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, where he ...more

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Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The point guard played college ...more

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Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Akron, Ohio, United States of America
Nathaniel "Nate" Thurmond is a retired American basketball player. Dominant at both center and power forward, he was a seven-time All-Star and the first player in NBA history to record ...more

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Caris LeVert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Caris Coleman LeVert (born August 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Akron, Ohio, United States of America
Larry Donnell Nance Jr. (born January 1, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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Norris Cole is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
Norris Gene Cole II is an American professional basketball point guard who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He is a two-time NBA champion, ...more

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Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
Ronald "Ron" Harper is a retired American professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001 with four teams in the NBA. At 6-foot-6-inches, his position was ...more

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Earl Boykins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Earl Antoine Boykins is an American former basketball player who played for twelve teams in fourteen professional seasons. Standing at 5 feet, 5 inches in height, he is the second shortest ...more

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Charles Oakley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Charles Oakley is a retired American professional basketball player. Oakley, a former power forward, was a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and ...more

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13 8
Rick Calloway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Rick Calloway Cincinnati, Ohio
Richard Marlon Calloway is an American professional basketball player. He played one season in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings during the 1990-91 season. He attended Indiana University and ...more

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Derrek Dickey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Derrek Dickey Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Derrek Dickey was an American professional basketball player and sportscaster. Dickey was born in Cincinnati, the son of John and Ola Dickey. A 6'7" forward, Dickey starred at Purcell High ...more

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Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Middletown, Ohio, United States of America
Jerry Ray Lucas is an American former basketball player, who is now a memory education expert. In 1996, the NBA's 50th anniversary, he was named one of the 50 greatest players in National ...more

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Neil Johnston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Chillicothe, Ohio, United States of America
Donald Neil Johnston was an American Hall of Fame basketball player at the center position who played eight years in the National Basketball Association, from 1951 to 1959.

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R.J. Hunter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Oxford, Ohio, United States of America
Ronald Jordan "R.J." Hunter is an American college basketball player for the Georgia State Panthers. He is the son of Georgia State coach Ron Hunter.

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Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Tyrone Hill is a retired American basketball player and, since 2008–09, assistant coach for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. Hill spent four years playing collegiately at Xavier University, in his last ...more

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Kevin Martin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Zanesville, Ohio, United States of America
Kevin Dallas Martin, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. Martin played high school ...more

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Luke Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Luke Robert Babbitt is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at the ...more

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Daequan Cook is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Dayton, Ohio
Daequan Cook (born April 28, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for Ironi Nes Ziona of the Israeli Premier League. He was taken 21st overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the ...more

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Kerry Kittles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
Kerry Kittles is an American former professional basketball player who last played with the Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association in 2004-05. He was raised in New Orleans ...more

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Kosta Koufos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Canton, Ohio
Konstantine Demetrios "Kosta" Koufos (born February 24, 1989) is a Greek-American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...more