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The Best NBA Players from Virginia

Updated July 18, 2019 2.8k votes 326 voters 9.0k views70 items

List RulesOnly 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
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    Allen Iverson

    Hampton, Virginia

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age44

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

    Allen Ezail Iverson (; born June 7, 1975), nicknamed "the Answer", is an American former... more

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

    Virginia

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age64

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets

    Moses Eugene Malone (March 23, 1955 – September 13, 2015) was an American basketball player... more

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    Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Alonzo Mourning

    Chesapeake, Virginia

    PositionCenter

    Age49

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

    Alonzo Harding Mourning Jr. (born February 8, 1970) is an American former professional... more
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    Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Dell Curry

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age55

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks

    Wardell Stephen "Dell" Curry I (born June 25, 1964) is an American former professional... more

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    Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Ralph Sampson

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    PositionCenter

    Age59

    TeamsWashington 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... more
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    Bob Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Bob Dandridge

    Richmond, Virginia

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age72

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks

    Robert L. Dandridge (born November 15, 1947) is an American former professional basketball... more
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    Jerome Kersey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Jerome Kersey

    Clarksville, Virginia

    PositionSmall forward

    Age57

    TeamsPortland 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... more

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    Mike Scott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Mike Scott

    Chesapeake, Virginia

    PositionForward, Power forward

    Age31

    Number32

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    James Michael "Mike" Scott is an American professional basketball player who currently plays... more
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    Joe Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Joe Smith

    Virginia, United States of America

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age44

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

    Joseph Leynard Smith (born July 26, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player... more
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    Johnny Newman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Johnny Newman

    Virginia, United States of America

    Age56

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks

    John Sylvester Newman, Jr. (born November 28, 1963) is an American retired professional... more
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    Frank Mason III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Frank Mason III

    Petersburg, Virginia

    PositionPoint guard

    Number15

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    Frank Leo Mason III (born April 3, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the... more
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    Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Jeremy Lamb

    Norcross, Georgia

    PositionShooting guard

    Age27

    Number26

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    Jeremy Emmanuel Lamb (born May 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the... more
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    Justin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Justin Anderson

    Montross, Virginia

    PositionGuard

    Justin Anderson is a basketball player.
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    Gerald Henderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Gerald Henderson

    Richmond, Virginia

    Age63

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

    Jerome McKinley "Gerald" Henderson Sr. (born January 16, 1956) is an American retired... more
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    Paul Pressey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Paul Pressey

    Richmond, Virginia

    PositionSmall forward

    Age61

    TeamsGolden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

    Paul Matthew Pressey (born December 24, 1958) is an American former professional basketball... more
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    Bryant Stith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Bryant Stith

    Virginia

    PositionShooting guard

    Age49

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets

    Bryant Lamonica Stith (born December 10, 1970) is an American retired professional basketball... more
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    Mark West is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Mark West

    Virginia

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age59

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Mark Andre West (born November 5, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player.... more
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    Andre Ingram is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Andre Ingram

    Area code 218, Minneapolis

    PositionForward

    Age28

    Andre Ingram is a basketball player for the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team.
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    Skeeter Swift is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
    Harley E. "Skeeter" Swift was an American professional basketball player. A 6'3" guard from... more
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    Troy Daniels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Troy Daniels

    Roanoke, Virginia

    PositionGuard

    Age28

    Number30

    Troy Daniels is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the... more
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    George Lynch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    George Lynch

    Roanoke, Virginia

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age49

    TeamsPhiladelphia 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... more
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    Bimbo Coles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Bimbo Coles

    Virginia

    PositionPoint guard

    Age51

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat

    Vernell Eufaye "Bimbo" Coles (born April 22, 1968) is a retired American basketball player.... more
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    Cory Alexander is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    Cory Alexander

    Waynesboro city, Virginia

    Age46

    TeamsCharlotte Bobcats, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets

    Cory Lynn Alexander (born June 22, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player... more
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    J.R. Reid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    J.R. Reid

    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    PositionPower forward

    Age51

    TeamsCharlotte 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... more
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    Monty Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
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    PositionSmall forward

    Age48

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks

    Montgomery Eli Williams (born October 8, 1971) is an American professional basketball coach... more
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