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The Best Basketball Players From Brazil

Who is the best basketball player from Brazil? Brazil has produced some very talented basketball players in recent years, including some great Brazilian players in the NBA. Many of the best Brazilian basketball players to ever live are on this list, so if you're a native of Brazil and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. So, who is the best Brazilian basketball player of all time? Which great basketball players are from Brazil?

Many fans would acknowledge NBA stars like Nenê, Anderson Varejão, or Leandro Barbosa to be some of the best NBA players ever out of Brazil. But there are also plenty of Brazilian stars who made an impact across the globe, such as Oscar Schmidt, Marcel de Souza, and Ubiratan Pereira Maciel.

Vote up the best Brazilian basketball players and help decide who are the best basketball players from Brazil of all time!

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  • Leandro Barbosa
    1
    Point guard, Shooting guard
    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
    • Teams: Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers
  • Oscar Schmidt
    2
    Small forward, Power forward
    • Birthplace: Natal, Brazil
    • Teams: Fórum Valladolid
  • Nenê
    3
    Power forward, Center
    • Birthplace: São Carlos, Brazil
    • Teams: Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards
  • Tiago Splitter
    4
    Power forward, Center
    • Birthplace: Blumenau, Brazil
    • Teams: San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks
  • Anderson Varejão
    5
    Power forward, Center
    • Birthplace: Colatina, Brazil
    • Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors
    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Teams: Toronto Raptors
  • Raulzinho Neto
    7
    Point guard
    • Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    • Teams: Washington Wizards
    • Birthplace: Curitiba, Brazil
    • Teams: Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors
  • Cristiano Felicio
    9

    Cristiano Felicio

    Center
    • Birthplace: Pouso Alegre, Brazil
    • Teams: Chicago Bulls
  • Bruno Caboclo
    10
    Small forward
    • Birthplace: Osasco, Brazil
    • Teams: Toronto Raptors
  • Didi Louzada
    11
    Shooting guard
    • Birthplace: Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil
    • Teams: Portland Trail Blazers
  • João Vianna
    12
    Power forward
    • Birthplace: Brasília, Brazil
    • Teams: Dallas Mavericks
  • Vítor Benite
    13
    Shooting guard
    • Birthplace: Jundiaí, Brazil
    • Teams: San Pablo Burgos
  • Vítor Faverani
    14
    • Birthplace: Porto Alegre, Brazil
    • Teams: Boston Celtics
  • Alex Garcia
    15
    Shooting guard
    • Birthplace: Orlândia, Brazil
    • Teams: New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs
  • Ruy de Freitas
    16
    • Birthplace: Brasília, Brazil
    • Teams: Brazil
  • Rolando Ferreira
    17
    Power forward
    • Birthplace: Curitiba, Brazil
    • Teams: Portland Trail Blazers
  • Fab Melo
    18
    Center
    • Birthplace: Juiz de Fora, Brazil
    • Teams: Boston Celtics
    • Birthplace: Araçatuba, Brazil
    • Teams: Franca
  • Marcelinho Machado
    20
    Small forward
    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Teams: Flamengo
  • Marcel de Souza
    21
    Shooting guard
    • Birthplace: Campinas, Brazil
    • Teams: Esporte Clube Sírio
  • Marcelinho Huertas
    22
    Point guard, Shooting guard
    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
    • Teams: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Rafael Luz
    23
    Point guard
    • Birthplace: Araçatuba, Brazil
    • Teams: Bilbao Basket
  • Algodão
    24
    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Teams: Brazil
    • Birthplace: Brazil
    • Teams: Brazil