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The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin  

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List Rules Only NBA players born in Wisconsin.

Here are the best NBA players from Wisconsin. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Wisconsin includes Latrell Sprewell, Nick Van Exel, Fred Brown, and Caron Butler. Who is the greatest NBA player from Wisconsin?

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Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Latrell Fontaine Sprewell is a former American professional basketball player; he played for the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. During his time as a ...more
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Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Nickey Maxwell "Nick" Van Exel is a former American professional basketball player who is an assistant coach for the Texas Legends in the NBA Development League. Van Exel played for ...more
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Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Racine, Wisconsin, United States of America
James Caron Butler (born March 13, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player. During a 14-year career, he played for the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, ...more
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Terry Porter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Terry Porter is an American professional basketball coach and former player in the National Basketball Association. A native of Wisconsin, he played college basketball at the University of ...more
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Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Devin Lamar Harris (born February 27, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Harris attended ...more
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Fred Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Fred "Downtown" Brown is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'3" guard from the University of Iowa, he played 13 seasons in the NBA, all with the Seattle ...more
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Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Tony Bennett Clintonville, Wisconsin
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Sam Dekker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States of America
Samuel Thomas Dekker (born May 6, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. Dekker attended Sheboygan Lutheran High ...more
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Don Kojis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Donald R. Kojis is a former professional basketball player. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he attended Marquette University and was drafted by the Chicago Packers in the second round of the 1961 ...more
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Carl Landry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Carl Christopher Landry is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. The 6'9", all-conference power ...more
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Deonte Burton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Deonte Burton (born January 31, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association, on a two-way contract with the Oklahoma ...more
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Jerry Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Jerry Smith (born September 26, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for Ifaistos Limnou of the Greek Basket League.
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Anthony Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Anthony Bernard Carter is currently an assistant coach with the Austin Spurs of the NBA D-League and an American retired professional basketball player.
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Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Racine, Wisconsin, United States of America
James Bernett Chones is an American former professional basketball player, and current radio analyst for the Cleveland Cavaliers. A 6'11" forward/center, Chones starred at Marquette ...more
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Bob Anderegg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Bob Anderegg Monroe, Wisconsin
Robert H. "Bob" Anderegg is a retired American small forward / guard in the National Basketball Association and the American Basketball League . He played professionally for the New ...more
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Diante Garrett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Diante Garrett Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Diante Maurice Garrett (born November 3, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for TofaƟ of the Turkish Basketball Super League. He played college basketball for Iowa State
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Tony Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Tony Smith Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Charles Anton "Tony" Smith is a retired American professional basketball player. Smith played high school basketball at Wauwatosa East High School, which retired his number 34 jersey ...more
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Mike Wilks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Michael Sharod "Mike" Wilks, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player.
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Dwight Buycks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Dwight Buycks Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dwight Buycks is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
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Vander Blue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Vander Blue Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Vander Blue is a basketball player at Marquette Golden Eagles.
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Jim McIlvaine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Racine, Wisconsin, United States of America
James Michael "Jim" McIlvaine is a retired American professional basketball player who spent seven seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Washington Bullets, Seattle ...more
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Kurt Nimphius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kurt Nimphius is a retired American National Basketball Association player. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended Arizona State University. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in ...more
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Travis Diener is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Travis Diener Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States of America
Travis Lyle Diener is a retired American professional basketball player. He also holds Italian citizenship, and has played for the Italian national team.
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Marcus Landry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Marcus Landry (born November 1, 1985 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American professional basketball player with the New York Knicks. Landry attended Vincent High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...more
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Greg Stiemsma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
Randolph, Wisconsin, United States of America
Gregory "Greg" Stiemsma is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He played high school ...more