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The Best NBA Players from Utah 

Ranker NBA
Updated July 18, 2019 1.1k votes 179 voters 4.3k views 22 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Utah.

Here are the best NBA players from Utah. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Utah includes Tom Chambers, Byron Scott, John Collins, and Fred Roberts. Who is the greatest NBA player from Utah?

Vote up the top Utah 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 Utah with a list of the best NFL players from Utah.

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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah

Number: 20

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

John Martin Collins III (born September 23, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Power forward and Center from Ogden, Utah, United States of America

Age: 60

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, San Diego Clippers, + more

Thomas Doane Chambers (born June 21, 1959) is an American retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player. Having a strong shot along with high-flying dunks, Chambers played professionally ...more

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Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Shooting guard from Ogden, Utah, United States of America

Age: 58

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies

Byron Anton Scott (born March 28, 1961) is an American professional basketball former head coach and player. He last coached the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...more

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Josh Grant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Josh Grant

Age: 52

Joshua David Grant (born August 7, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player. The 6'9" (2.06 m), 223 pound (101 kg) forward graduated from East High School in Salt Lake ...more
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Fred Roberts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Power forward from Provo, Utah

Age: 59

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, + more

Frederick Clark "Fred" Roberts (born August 14, 1960) is a retired American basketball player who played power forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons, a ...more
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Wataru Misaka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Wataru Misaka

Age: 96

Teams: New York Knicks

Wataru "Wat" Misaka (born December 21, 1923) is an American retired professional basketball player. A 5-foot-7-inch (1.70 m) point guard of Japanese descent, he was the first non-white ...more
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Arnie Ferrin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Arnie Ferrin

Age: 94

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Chariton Arnold Ferrin, Jr. (born July 29, 1925) is an American retired professional basketball player, executive, and college athletics administrator. He played college basketball at the ...more
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C.J. Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah

Age: 29

C.J. Wilcox is a college basketball player who plays for Washington Huskies.
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Scot Pollard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Power forward and Center from Murray, Utah

Age: 44

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons

Scot L. Pollard (born February 12, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player. In an eleven-year NBA career, he played for five teams, spending the bulk of his career with the ...more
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Devin Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Shooting guard from Salt Lake City, Utah

Age: 41

Teams: Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets

Devin LaVell Brown (born December 30, 1978) is an American former professional basketball shooting guard who last played for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League.
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Britton Johnsen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Britton Johnsen Power forward from Salt Lake City, Utah

Age: 40

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic

Britton Weaver Johnsen (born July 8, 1979) is an American retired professional basketball player. He graduated from Murray High School and the University of Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, his ...more
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Travis Hansen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Shooting guard and Small forward from Provo, Utah

Age: 41

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Travis Mitchell Hansen (born April 15, 1978) is a Russian-American former professional basketball player. He was drafted into the NBA by the Atlanta Hawks, played one year for the Hawks and ...more
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Danny Vranes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Danny Vranes

Age: 61

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics

Daniel LaDrew Vranes (born October 29, 1958) is an American retired professional basketball player. Vranes led Skyline High School, in Salt Lake City, to the state basketball championship in his ...more
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Jeff Judkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Jeff Judkins

Age: 63

Teams: Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons

Jeff Reed Judkins (born March 23, 1956) is a retired American professional basketball player and current head coach of the Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars women's basketball team, a ...more
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Pace Mannion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Pace Mannion

Age: 59

Teams: Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, + more

Pace Shewan Mannion (born September 22, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and in the Italian league with the team ...more
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Devin Durrant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Devin Durrant

Age: 59

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers

Devin George Durrant (born October 20, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player. From 1984 to 1985 he played with the Indiana Pacers and with the Phoenix Suns. He later played ...more
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Travis Knight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Center from Salt Lake City, Utah

Age: 45

Teams: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks

Travis Andrew Knight (born September 13, 1973) is an American animator, film producer and film director, who has worked as the lead animator for stop-motion animation studio Laika, and directed ...more
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Lance Allred is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Power forward and Center from Salt Lake City, Utah

Age: 38

Number: 41

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

Lance Collin Allred (born February 2, 1981) is the first legally-deaf player in NBA history, international inspirational speaker, author and TEDx star of "What is Your Polygamy?" He is ...more
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Steve Kramer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Steven Kramer
Steven P. Kramer (born January 1, 1945) is an American former basketball player. Born and raised in Sandy, Utah, Kramer played college basketball at Brigham Young University.As a 6'5" ...more
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Fred Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Fred Sheffield

Age: Dec. at 86 (1923-2009)

Teams: Philadelphia Warriors

Frederick Jolley Sheffield was an American basketball player. He won an NCAA championship with the University of Utah in 1944 and played one season for the Philadelphia Warriors in the ...more
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Ariel Maughan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Ariel Maughan

Age: Dec. at 74 (1923-1997)

Teams: Washington Capitols, St. Louis Bombers, Providence Steamrollers, Detroit Falcons

Ariel Leishman Maughan (April 26, 1923 – August 4, 1997) was an American professional basketball player. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Maughan attended Utah State University and started his ...more
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Brady Walker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Utah
Brady Walker Center from Provo, Utah

Age: Dec. at 86 (1921-2007)

Teams: Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics, Providence Steamrollers

Brady W. Walker was an American professional basketball player. Walker was selected in the 1948 BAA Draft by the Providence Steamrollers after a collegiate career at Brigham Young. He played for ...more