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The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin

Updated March 30, 2020 2.9k votes 296 voters 8.0k views54 items

List RulesOnly 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?

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

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    Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Latrell Sprewell

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age49

    TeamsMinnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

    Latrell Fontaine Sprewell (born September 8, 1970) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Nick Van Exel

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    PositionPoint guard

    Age48

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets

    Nickey Maxwell Van Exel (born November 27, 1971) is an American retired professional... more on Wikipedia

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    Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Devin Harris

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age36

    Number34

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    Devin Lamar Harris (born February 27, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who... more on Wikipedia
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    Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Caron Butler

    Racine, Wisconsin

    PositionSmall forward

    Age39

    Number5

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

    James Caron Butler (born March 13, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player.... more on Wikipedia

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    Terry Porter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Terry Porter

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    PositionPoint guard

    Age56

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat

    Terry Porter (born April 8, 1963) is an American college basketball coach and former player in... more on Wikipedia

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    #67 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History#146 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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    Fred Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Fred Brown

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Age71

    TeamsSeattle Supersonics

    Fred Brown (born August 7, 1948), nicknamed "Downtown Freddie Brown", is a retired American... more on Wikipedia

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    Sam Dekker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Sam Dekker

    Sheboygan, Wisconsin

    PositionSmall forward

    Age25

    Samuel Thomas Dekker (born May 6, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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    Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Tony Bennett

    Clintonville, Wisconsin
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    Deonte Burton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
    Deonte Burton (born January 31, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Anthony Carter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Anthony Carter

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    PositionPoint guard, Guard

    Age44

    TeamsMinnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets

    Anthony Bernard Carter (born June 16, 1975) is an American basketball coach and former player... more on Wikipedia
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    Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Jim Chones

    Racine, Wisconsin

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age70

    TeamsWashington Wizards, New York Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers

    James Bernett “Bunny” Chones (born November 30, 1949) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Jordan Poole is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
    Jordan Edward Poole (born June 19, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Carl Landry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Carl Landry

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    PositionPower forward

    Age36

    Number7

    TeamsHouston Rockets

    Carl Christopher Landry (born September 19, 1983) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Travis Diener is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Travis Diener

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    PositionPoint guard

    Age37

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Orlando Magic

    Travis Lyle Diener ( DEE-nər; born March 1, 1982) is an American-Italian professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Dwight Buycks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Dwight Buycks

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Age30

    Dwight Buycks is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Los... more on Wikipedia
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    Tony Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Tony Smith

    Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

    PositionShooting guard

    Age51

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

    Charles Anton "Tony" Smith (born June 14, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Greg Stiemsma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Greg Stiemsma

    Randolph, Wisconsin

    PositionCenter

    Age34

    Number34

    Gregory Stiemsma (; born September 26, 1985) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Don Kojis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Don Kojis

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    PositionSmall forward

    Age80

    TeamsKansas City Kings, Baltimore Bullets, Seattle Supersonics, San Diego Rockets, Detroit Pistons

    Donald R. Kojis (born January 15, 1939) is a former professional basketball player. Born in... more on Wikipedia
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    Joe Wolf is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Joe Wolf

    Kohler, Wisconsin

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age55

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks

    Joseph James Wolf (born December 17, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Vander Blue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Vander Blue

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    PositionShooting guard

    Age27

    Number2

    Vander Blue is a basketball player at Marquette Golden Eagles.
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    Marcus Landry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Marcus Landry

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    PositionForward

    Age34

    Marcus Landry (born November 1, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for Busan... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike Wilks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Mike Wilks

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    PositionPoint guard

    Age40

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics

    Michael Sharod Wilks, Jr. (born May 7, 1979) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Bob Anderegg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Bob Anderegg

    Monroe, Wisconsin

    Age82

    TeamsNew York Knicks

    Robert H. Anderegg (born August 24, 1937) is a retired American small forward / shooting guard... more on Wikipedia
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    Gene Berce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Gene Berce

    Milwaukee, WI

    Age93

    TeamsTri-Cities Blackhawks

    Eugene Daniel Berce (November 22, 1926 – November 17, 2018) was an American basketball player.... more on Wikipedia
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    Kurt Nimphius is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Wisconsin
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    Kurt Nimphius

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Age61

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons

    Kurt Nimphius (born March 13, 1958) is a retired American National Basketball Association... more on Wikipedia
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