The Best Basketball Players from Georgia

List of famous basketball players from Georgia, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Georgia has produced some very talented basketball players over the years, including centers, guards and forwards. These are some of the best Georgian basketball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Georgia and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular basketball player from Georgia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List ranges from Giorgi Tsintsadze to Jacob Pullen, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Georgian basketball players?" and "Which basketball players are from Georgia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary basketball players of Georgia in order to get more information about each one. If you play basketball or just love the sport then use this list of talented Georgian basketball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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  • Zaza Pachulia (Georgian: ზაზა ფაჩულია; [zɑzɑ pɑtʃʰuliɑ] born Zaur Pachulia; February 10, 1984) is a Georgian professional basketball player who last played for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He won NBA championships with the Golden State Warriors in 2017 and 2018. He has played for the Georgia national team, captaining them in multiple tournaments.
    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: Turkey, Georgia
    • Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
    • Number: 27
    • Teams: Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Goga Bitadze
    Photo: Pacers / Instagram
    Goga Bitadze (born 20 July 1999) is a Georgian professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted 18th overall by the Pacers in the 2019 NBA draft. Born in Sagarejo, Bitadze started playing basketball professionally with VITA Tbilisi in the VTB United League. In 2015, he moved to Serbian club Mega Basket and was loaned to Serbian League team Smederevo 1953 in the following year. Upon his return to Mega in 2017–18, Bitadze was named most valuable player (MVP) of the Junior ABA League and became a key player for the senior team. At the end of 2018, he was loaned to Budućnost in Montenegro and was named EuroLeague Rising Star for ...more
    • Position: Center
    • Number: 19
    • Teams: Indiana Pacers
  • Jake Tsakalidis
    Photo: Rob / CC-BY-SA 2.0
    Iakovos "Jake" Tsakalidis (born June 10, 1979) is a Georgian-born Greek former professional basketball player. Tsakalidis, a 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) center, holds dual citizenship in Georgia, where he was born (he was born in what was at the time, the Soviet Union's Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic), and in Greece, where he was raised.
    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: Greek
    • Birthplace: Rustavi, Georgia
    • Teams: Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Nikoloz Tskitishvili (Georgian: ნიკოლოზ ცქიტიშვილი; born April 14, 1983) is a Georgian professional basketball player for Beirut Club of the Lebanese Basketball League. He is a 7'0" forward-center, who was selected fifth overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2002 NBA draft. Tskitishvili has also played for the senior Georgian national basketball team.
    • Position: Power forward, Center
    • Nationality: Georgia
    • Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
    • Teams: Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets
  • Giorgi Shermadini

    Giorgi Shermadini (Georgian: გიორგი შერმადინი) is a Georgian professional basketball player for Iberostar Tenerife of the Spanish Liga ACB. He was born in the village of Natakhtari, Georgia on April 2, 1989. He is 2.17 metres (7 ft 1.4 in) tall, and he plays at the center position.
    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: Georgia
    • Birthplace: Mtskheta, Georgia
  • Giorgi Tsintsadze

    Giorgi Tsintsadze (Georgian: გიორგი ცინცაძე) is a Georgian professional basketball player for Politehnica Iași of the Romanian League. Giorgi is native of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. He is also a member of the Georgian national basketball team since 2004.
    • Nationality: Georgia
    • Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia