Famous Australian Basketball Players

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 1 
Ben Simmons
(Basketball player)

Ben Simmons
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Birthdate: July 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Ben Simmons, son of Australian basketball player Dave Simmons, initially played for LSU and was then drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers. Ben was named the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year and the NBA All-Star in 2019 and 2020. He has also played for the Australian national team.

 2 
Andrew Bogut
(Basketball player)

Andrew Bogut
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Birthdate: November 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 3 
Patty Mills
(Baseball player, Basketball player)

Patty Mills
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Birthdate: August 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canberra
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 4 
Matthew Dellavedova
(Basketball player - Point guard / Shooting guard)

Matthew Dellavedova
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Birthdate: September 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Maryborough, Australia

 5 
Thon Maker
(Basketball player picked at #10 in 2016 NBA draft)

Thon Maker
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Birthdate: February 25, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wau, South Sudan

 6 
Dylan Alcott
(Basketball player, Tennis player)

Dylan Alcott
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Birthdate: December 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

One of Australia’s greatest wheelchair sportspersons, Dylan Alcott has mastered both wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball. He is also one of the rare few to have won Paralympic gold medals in two sports, both basketball and tennis. In 2021, he declared his wish to retire from tennis after the Australian Open.

 7 
Penny Taylor
(Basketball player)

Penny Taylor
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Birthdate: May 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

In her 19-year stint as a basketball player, Penny Taylor has mostly represented the WNBA team Phoenix Mercury. She also won gold medals as part of the Australian women’s national team. Though she had a heterosexual marriage earlier, she is now openly lesbian and married to fellow basketball player Diana Taurasi.

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 8 
Dante Exum
(Basketball player)

Dante Exum
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Birthdate: July 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 9 
Liz Cambage
(Basketball player)

Liz Cambage
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Birthdate: August 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

 10 
Makur Maker
(Basketball player center position)

Makur Maker
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Birthdate: November 4, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

 11 
Matur Maker
(Named to BioSteel All-Canadian Game in 2017, where he was named MVP)

Matur Maker
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Birthdate: January 1, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South Sudan

 12 
Ryan Broekhoff
(Basketball player)

Ryan Broekhoff
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Birthdate: August 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 13 
Nathan Jawai
(Basketball player)

Nathan Jawai
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Birthdate: October 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 14 
David Andersen
(Basketball player)

David Andersen
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Birthdate: June 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 15 
Leilani Mitchell
(Basketball player)

Leilani Mitchell
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Birthdate: June 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Richland, Washington, United States

 16 
Duop Reath
(Basketball Bronze medalist at 2020 Tokyo Olympics)

Duop Reath
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Birthdate: June 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wat, South Sudan

 17 
Brock Motum
(Basketball player)

Brock Motum
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Birthdate: October 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

 18 
Brad Newley
(Basketball player)

Brad Newley
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Birthdate: February 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

 19 
Ezi Magbegor
(Basketball player center position)

Ezi Magbegor
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Birthdate: August 13, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand