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The Best NBA Players from Virginia 

Ranker NBA
Updated July 18, 2019 1.9k votes 282 voters 7.7k views 70 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Virginia.

Here are the best NBA players from Virginia. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Virginia includes Allen Iverson, Moses Malone, Alonzo Mourning, and Ralph Sampson. Who is the greatest NBA player from Virginia?

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

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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Point guard and Shooting guard from Hampton, Virginia, United States of America

Age: 44

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

Allen Ezail Iverson (; born June 7, 1975), nicknamed "the Answer", is an American former professional basketball player. He played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association ...more

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#12 of 872 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,527 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #1 of 151 The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings

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Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Power forward and Center from Virginia

Age: 64

Teams: Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, + more

Moses Eugene Malone (March 23, 1955 – September 13, 2015) was an American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association ...more

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#27 of 872 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #134 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #6 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

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Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Center from Chesapeake, Virginia, United States of America

Age: 49

Teams: Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

Alonzo Harding Mourning Jr. (born February 8, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player. Mourning played most of his 15-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career for the ...more

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Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Shooting guard and Small forward from Harrisonburg, Virginia

Age: 55

Teams: Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks

Wardell Stephen "Dell" Curry I (born June 25, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1986 until 2002 ...more

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#175 of 872 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #49 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History #17 of 32 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 90s

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Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Center from Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States of America

Age: 59

Teams: Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors

Ralph Lee Sampson Jr. (born July 7, 1960) is an American retired basketball player. He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. A 7-foot-4 phenom, three-time College Player ...more

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Bob Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Shooting guard and Small forward from Richmond, Virginia

Age: 72

Teams: Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks

Robert L. Dandridge (born November 15, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player. Dandridge was a four-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA Champion, who scored 15,550 points in ...more

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Mike Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Forward and Power forward from Chesapeake, Virginia

Age: 31

Number: 32

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

James Michael "Mike" Scott is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball ...more
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Jerome Kersey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Small forward from Clarksville, Virginia

Age: 57

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

Jerome Kersey (June 26, 1962 – February 18, 2015) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Portland Trail Blazers ...more

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#196 of 872 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #141 of 175 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History #11 of 95 The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time

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Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Shooting guard from Norcross, Georgia

Age: 27

Number: 26

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Jeremy Emmanuel Lamb (born May 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers. As a freshman, he was the second-leading scorer on the 2011 national champion ...more

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#160 of 320 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today #160 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History #19 of 72 The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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Joe Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Power forward and Center from Virginia, United States of America

Age: 44

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, + more

Joseph Leynard Smith (born July 26, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player who played at power forward position for 12 teams of the NBA during his 16-year career. Born and ...more
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Johnny Newman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia

Age: 56

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, + more

John Sylvester Newman, Jr. (born November 28, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player. A 6' 7" and 210 lb (95 kg) shooting guard/small forward, Newman starred at the ...more

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#37 of 72 The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked #116 of 129 The Best Milwaukee Bucks of All Time #20 of 30 The Best Charlotte Hornets Shooting Guards of All Time

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Frank Mason III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Point guard from Petersburg, Virginia, USA

Number: 15

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Frank Leo Mason III (born April 3, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the ...more
13
Gerald Henderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia

Age: 63

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, + more

Jerome McKinley "Gerald" Henderson Sr. (born January 16, 1956) is an American retired basketball player. He was a combo guard who had a 13-year career in the National Basketball ...more
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Andre Ingram is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Andre Ingram Forward from Area code 218, Minneapolis, Area code 612, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Minnesota

Age: 28

Andre Ingram is a basketball player for the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team.
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Justin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Guard from Montross, Virginia
Justin Anderson is a basketball player.
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Paul Pressey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Small forward from Richmond, Virginia

Age: 61

Teams: Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

Paul Matthew Pressey (born December 24, 1958) is an American former professional basketball player who previously was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball ...more
17
George Lynch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Small forward and Power forward from Roanoke, Virginia, United States of America

Age: 49

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans

George DeWitt Lynch III (born September 3, 1970) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1993 to 2005. He holds the University of North Carolina at Chapel ...more
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Troy Daniels is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Guard from Roanoke, Virginia

Age: 28

Number: 30

Troy Daniels is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association. Daniels played college basketball at Virginia ...more

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Mark West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Power forward and Center from Virginia

Age: 59

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, + more

Mark Andre West (born November 5, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) center from Old Dominion University, West was selected by the Dallas Mavericks ...more
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Cory Alexander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia

Age: 46

Teams: Charlotte Bobcats, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets

Cory Lynn Alexander (born June 22, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who is now an announcer for college basketball. After a career at the University of Virginia (having ...more
21
Bimbo Coles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Point guard from Virginia

Age: 51

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat

Vernell Eufaye "Bimbo" Coles (born April 22, 1968) is a retired American basketball player. Coles was a standout at Greenbrier East High School in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He played ...more
22
Bryant Stith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Shooting guard from Virginia

Age: 49

Teams: Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets

Bryant Lamonica Stith (born December 10, 1970) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently a men's assistant ...more
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Briante Weber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Guard from Chesapeake, Virginia

Age: 27

Number: 2

Briante Weber is a basketball player.
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J.R. Reid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Power forward from Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States of America

Age: 51

Teams: Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks

Herman "J. R." Reid Jr. (born March 31, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player for several NBA teams. He is currently an assistant coach at Monmouth University in ...more

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Monty Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Small forward from Virginia

Age: 48

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks

Montgomery Eli Williams (born October 8, 1971) is an American professional basketball coach and a former player and executive who is the head coach for the Phoenix Suns of the National ...more