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The Best NBA Players from South Carolina 

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Updated July 18, 2019 2.1k votes 406 voters 10.8k views 41 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in South Carolina.

Here are the best NBA players from South Carolina. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in South Carolina includes Kevin Garnett, Alex English, Khris Middleton, and Larry Nance. Who is the greatest NBA player from South Carolina?

Vote up the top South Carolina NBA players, and add your favorite players if they're missing from the list. Then head over and check out some more top athletes from South Carolina with a list of the best NFL players from South Carolina.

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Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Power forward from Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

Age: 43

Number: 5

Teams: Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player who played for 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Known for his intensity, ...more

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Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
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Number: 1

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Listed at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) ...more

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Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Small forward and Forward from Charleston, South Carolina

Age: 28

Number: 32

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

James Khristian Middleton (born August 12, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Porter-Gaud ...more

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Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
bob1111 added Point guard from Dalzell, South Carolina, US

Number: 12

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played ...more

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Alex English is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Small forward from Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Age: 65

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

Alexander English (born January 5, 1954) is an American retired basketball player. He was most recently an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...more

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Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Power forward and Center from Anderson, South Carolina

Age: 60

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers

Larry Donnell Nance Sr. (born February 12, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player. A 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) forward from Clemson University, Nance played 13 seasons (1981–1994) ...more

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Jermaine O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Power forward and Center from Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Age: 41

Number: 20

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers

Jermaine Gregory O'Neal (born October 13, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball player. The 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), 255 lb (115 kg) forward–center had a successful high school career ...more

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Xavier McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Power forward from Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Age: 56

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

Xavier Maurice McDaniel (born June 4, 1963), nicknamed the X-Man, is an American retired professional basketball player who, at 6 ft 7 in, played both small forward and power forward.

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Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Point guard from Marion, South Carolina

Age: 35

Number: 2

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

Raymond Bernard Felton, Jr. (born June 26, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Felton ...more

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Ramon Sessions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Point guard and Shooting guard from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Age: 33

Number: 7

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Ramon Sessions (born April 11, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and the EuroLeague. He played three years of ...more

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Sindarius Thornwell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Sindarius Thornwell is an American basketball player.
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Trevor Booker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Power forward from Newberry, South Carolina

Age: 32

Number: 35

Trevor Fitzgerald Booker (born November 25, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ...more
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Torrey Craig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Torrey Craig Forward from Columbia, South Carolina

Age: 29

Number: 23

Torrey Craig is a basketball player.
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Brice Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Forward from Orangeburg, South Carolina

Age: 25

Brice Johnson is a basketball player who plays for the North Carolina Tar Heels.
15
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Shooting guard and Small forward from Greenville, South Carolina

Age: 52

Teams: Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, New York Knicks

Willie Lloyd Anderson Jr. (born January 8, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player. After attending the University of Georgia, he was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with ...more
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Jawun Evans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina

Number: 0

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers

Jawun B. Evans (born July 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League. A point guard, he played college basketball for Oklahoma State, ...more
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Jayson Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Power forward and Center from Ritter, South Carolina, United States of America

Age: 51

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

Jayson Williams (born February 22, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. In ...more

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Levern Tart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina

Age: Dec. at 68 (1942-2010)

Teams: New York Nets

Levern Tart (June 1, 1942 – June 22, 2010) was an American basketball player.
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Tyrone Corbin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Small forward from Columbia, South Carolina

Age: 57

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, + more

Tyrone Kennedy Corbin (born December 31, 1962) is an American retired basketball player, and current assistant coach of the Orlando Magic in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ...more
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Josh Powell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Power forward and Center from Charleston, South Carolina

Age: 36

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers

Josh Powell (born January 25, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Changwon LG Sakers of the Korean Basketball League. Powell won two NBA championships with ...more

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Pete Chilcutt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Pete Chilcutt Power forward from Sumter, South Carolina, United States of America

Age: 51

Teams: Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, + more

Peter Shawn Chilcutt (born September 14, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in Sumter, South Carolina, ...more
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Dean Meminger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina

Age: Dec. at 65 (1948-2013)

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks

Dean Peter Meminger (May 13, 1948 – August 23, 2013) was an American basketball player and coach.
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Michael Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Shooting guard from Greenville, South Carolina

Age: 44

Teams: Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Vancouver Grizzlies

Michael DeAngelo Dickerson (born (1975-06-25)June 25, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player who was a member of the Houston Rockets and Vancouver / Memphis Grizzlies of the ...more
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Laron Profit is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina
Laron Profit

Age: 42

Teams: Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers

Bronta Laron Profit (born August 5, 1977) is an American professional basketball coach and former professional basketball player.
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Jim Barnett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from South Carolina

Age: 75

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, New Orleans Jazz, Golden State Warriors, + more

James Franklin Barnett (born July 7, 1944) is a former professional basketball player. He was the Golden State Warriors television analyst from 1985 to 2019, and is currently the team's radio ...more

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