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Famous Basketball Players from South Korea

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List of famous basketball players from South Korea, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. South Korea has produced some very talented basketball players over the years, including centers, guards and forwards. These are some of the best South Korean basketball players to ever live, so if you're a native of South Korea 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 South Korea then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List is made up of many different players, including Lee Dong-Jun and Hur Jae.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest South Korean basketball players?" and "Which basketball players are from South Korea?"

You can click on the names of these legendary basketball players of South Korea in order to get more information about each one. If you play basketball or just love the sport then use this list of talented South Korean basketball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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    Chun Hee-Chul

    Chun Hee-chul (Hangul: 전희철; born June 26, 1973 in Seoul) is a retired South Korean basketball player. Listed at 198 cm (6 ft 6 in), Chun Hee-chul is a swing man who can play both center and forward position. Chun Hee-chul boasted his athleticism, foot work and mid-range jumper which was rare in 1990s South Korean basketball given his height. He led South Korea national team not only to the championship of the 19th Asian Basketball Championship (playing as a center and named to the Most Valuable Player) but also gold medal of the 14th Asian Games (as a small forward). He competed at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He was the FIBA Asia Cup MVP in 1997. His former teams were Daegu Orions, Jeonju...  more
    • Nationality: South Korea
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    Ha Seung-Jin

    Ha Seung-Jin (born August 4, 1985) is a South Korean professional basketball player who has played in the NBA and the NBA D-League. He was a second round draft pick (46th overall) of the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2004 NBA Draft. At 7 ft 3 in, 305 lb, he was among the largest players in the NBA. He is also the first (and as of 2019, only) South Korean to play in the NBA....  more
    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
    • Teams: Portland Trail Blazers
  • Hur Jae (born September 28, 1965 in Chuncheon) is a South Korean basketball coach and former player who competed from the late 1980s to the mid-2000s (decade). At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, he took the Athlete's Oath with handball player Son Mi-na. He was the FIBA Asia Cup MVP in 1995....  more
    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Choi Jin-soo (Korean: 최진수, formerly known as Jin Soo Kim; born 11 May 1989) is a South Korean basketball player who played for University of Maryland, College Park and the Korea national basketball team. He is the first South Korean to receive a full NCAA Division I basketball scholarship.He is listed as a small forward but he is able to play shooting guard, power forward, and center. Usually, he plays small forward in the United States, and power forward when he plays for the Korea national basketball team. He came to the United States as a high school freshman in 2004. As a freshman, he was a starting forward for Montclair Prep. He transferred to South Kent for his sophomore year. At...  more
    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Birthplace: Suwon, South Korea