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The Best NBA Players from South Carolina

Updated July 18, 2019 3.5k votes 509 voters 13.7k views41 items

List RulesOnly 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 Garnett1
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    Kevin Garnett

    Greenville, South Carolina

    PositionPower forward

    Age44

    Number5

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player...  more

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    #943 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#459 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

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    Ja Morant

    Dalzell, South Carolina

    PositionPoint guard

    Number12

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies

    Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball...  more

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    #5 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today#6 of 76 The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

  • Zion Williamson3
    Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #4 of 76 The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time#21 of 55 The Best No. 1 Overall NBA Draft Picks of All Time, Ranked

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    Alex English

    Columbia, South Carolina

    PositionSmall forward

    Age66

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

    Alexander English (born January 5, 1954) is an American retired basketball player. He was most...  more

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    #15 of 53 The Best NBA Players Who Played Overseas#9 of 29 The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s

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    Khris Middleton

    Charleston, South Carolina

    PositionSmall forward

    Age29

    Number32

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    James Khristian Middleton (born August 12, 1991) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #73 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#57 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

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    Larry Nance

    Anderson, South Carolina

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age60

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Donnell Nance Sr. (born February 12, 1959) is an American retired professional...  more

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    #9 of 25 The Best Power Forwards of the 80s#30 of 56 People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame

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    Jermaine O'Neal

    Columbia, South Carolina

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age42

    Number20

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers

    Jermaine Gregory O'Neal (born October 13, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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    #305 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#25 of 31 The Best Power Forwards of the 1990s

  • Xavier McDaniel8
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    Xavier McDaniel

    Columbia, South Carolina

    PositionPower forward

    Age56

    TeamsPhoenix 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...  more

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    #137 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#94 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

  • Raymond Felton9
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    Raymond Felton

    Marion, South Carolina

    PositionPoint guard

    Age35

    Number2

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

    Raymond Bernard Felton, Jr. (born June 26, 1984) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Sindarius Thornwell10
    Sindarius Thornwell is an American basketball player. ...  more
  • Ramon Sessions11
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    Ramon Sessions

    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard, Guard

    Age34

    Number7

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    Ramon Sessions (born April 11, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last...  more
  • Trevor Booker12
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    Trevor Booker

    Newberry, South Carolina

    PositionPower forward

    Age32

    Number35

    Trevor Fitzgerald Booker (born November 25, 1987) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • Torrey Craig13
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    Torrey Craig

    Columbia, South Carolina

    PositionForward

    Age29

    Number23

    Torrey Craig is a basketball player....  more
  • Willie Anderson14
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    Willie Anderson

    Greenville, South Carolina

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age52

    TeamsToronto Raptors, Miami Heat, New York Knicks

    Willie Lloyd Anderson Jr. (born January 8, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
  • Tyrone Corbin15
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    Tyrone Corbin

    Columbia, South Carolina

    PositionSmall forward

    Age57

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors

    Tyrone Kennedy Corbin (born December 31, 1962) is an American retired basketball player, and...  more
  • Brice Johnson16
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    Brice Johnson

    Orangeburg, South Carolina

    PositionForward

    Age25

    Brice Johnson is a basketball player who plays for the North Carolina Tar Heels....  more
  • Josh Powell17
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    Josh Powell

    Charleston, South Carolina

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age36

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers

    Josh Powell (born January 25, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who last...  more
  • Jawun Evans18
    Jawun B. Evans (born July 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Dean Meminger19
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    Dean Meminger

    Walterboro, South Carolina

    AgeDec. at 65 (1948-2013)

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, New York Knicks

    Dean Peter Meminger (May 13, 1948 – August 23, 2013) was an American basketball player and...  more
  • Jayson Williams20
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    Jayson Williams

    Ritter, South Carolina

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age51

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

    Jayson Williams (born February 22, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player....  more

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    #145 of 168 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History#43 of 94 The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

  • Pete Chilcutt21
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    Pete Chilcutt

    Sumter, South Carolina

    PositionPower forward

    Age51

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Peter Shawn Chilcutt (born September 14, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
  • Levern Tart22
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    Levern Tart

    Marion, South Carolina

    AgeDec. at 68 (1942-2010)

    TeamsNew York Nets

    Levern Tart (June 1, 1942 – June 22, 2010) was an American basketball player. ...  more
  • Michael Dickerson23
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    Michael Dickerson

    Greenville, South Carolina

    PositionShooting guard

    Age45

    TeamsHouston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Vancouver Grizzlies

    Michael DeAngelo Dickerson (born (1975-06-25)June 25, 1975) is an American former professional...  more
  • Jim Barnett24
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    Jim Barnett

    Greenville, South Carolina

    Age76

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, New Orleans Jazz, Golden State Warriors

    James Franklin Barnett (born July 7, 1944) is a former professional basketball player. He was...  more

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    #70 of 105 The Best Golden State Warriors of All Time#201 of 222 The Best Utah Jazz of All Time

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    Kevin Brooks

    Beaufort, North Carolina

    Age50

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    Kevin Brooks (born October 12, 1969) is a retired American professional basketball player....  more