Basketball Players From Illinois

Illinois has produced a number of Basketball Players who have made it big. These include Dwyane Wade, Erik Spoelstra, Doc Rivers, Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Dwyane Wade
(Basketball Player)

Dwyane Wade
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Birthdate: January 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn

With an Olympic gold medal and three NBA championships, Dwyane Wade is one of the most decorated former American basketball players of the 21st century. Also a well-known philanthropist, Dwyane Wade founded The Wade's World Foundation in 2003; the foundation helps community-based organizations promote education and social skills for children. He also supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 2 
Anthony Davis
(Basketball player)

Anthony Davis
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Birthdate: March 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces

American professional basketball player, Anthony Davis plays, for the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Lakers. He is the youngest player to score at least 59 points in a NBA game. He was a member of the US men’s national basketball team which participated in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The team was undefeated in London and won the gold medal.

 3 
George Mikan
(Basketball Player - Center )

George Mikan
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Birthdate: June 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 1, 2005

 4 
Derrick Rose
(Basketball player)

Derrick Rose
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Birthdate: October 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra

Derrick Rose is a basketball player who became the youngest player to receive the NBA Most Valuable Player Award; he received it at the age 22. Despite struggling with knee injuries throughout his career, Rose has managed to stay focused and is currently playing for the Detroit Pistons. In 2018, he came up with a scholarship program called The Rose Scholars to help students.

 5 
Mike Krzyzewski
(Former Basketball Coach at Duke University)

Mike Krzyzewski
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Birthdate: February 13, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Mike Krzyzewski is a men's basketball coach currently affiliated with Duke University. He played basketball in the United States Military Academy and served as an officer in the United States Army for a few years. He later joined the coaching staff at the Indiana Hoosiers. He has been with Duke University since 1980 and plans to retire soon. 

 6 
Andre Iguodala
(Basketball player)

Andre Iguodala
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Birthdate: January 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 7 
Doc Rivers
(Basketball Player, Basketball Coach)

Doc Rivers
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Birthdate: October 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra

Doc Rivers is a former American basketball player, who in his thirteen seasons played primarily for Atlanta Hawks and was known for his defence. After retirement, he picked up coaching responsibilities for Orlando Magic and in his first year was awarded NBA Coach of the Year. Later, he led Boston Celtics to NBA championship. He is currently the coach of Philadelphia 76ers.

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 8 
Iman Shumpert
(Basketball Player)

Iman Shumpert
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Birthdate: June 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer

Iman Shumpert is an American basketball player who has played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for popular teams like New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, and the Houston Rockets. While representing the Cleveland Cavaliers, Iman Shumpert helped his team win NBA championship in 2016.

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Shaun Livingston
(Basketball player)

Shaun Livingston
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Birthdate: September 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo

 10 
Patrick Beverley
(Basketball Player)

Patrick Beverley
4
Birthdate: July 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer

 11 
Jabari Parker
(Basketball player at power forward)

Jabari Parker
4
Birthdate: March 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces

 12 
Juwan Howard
(Basketball Players)

Juwan Howard
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Birthdate: February 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 13 
Tim Hardaway
(Basketball player)

Tim Hardaway
4
Birthdate: September 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo

 14 
Fred VanVleet
(Basketball player)

Fred VanVleet
2
Birthdate: February 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces

 15 
Erik Spoelstra
(American Former Basketball Player and Head Coach of the NBA Team 'Miami Heat')

Erik Spoelstra
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Birthdate: November 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Erik Spoelstra, who is of Filipino descent, created history when in 2008 he became the head basketball coach of Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association, making him the first Asian-American head coach of the four major North American sports leagues. When Miami Heat won in 2012, he became the first Asian-American head coach to win a NBA championship.

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Craig Robinson
(Basketball Coach)

Craig Robinson
4
Birthdate: April 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus

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Shannon Brown
(Basketball Player)

Shannon Brown
3
Birthdate: November 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 18 
Antoine Walker
(Basketball Player)

Antoine Walker
4
Birthdate: August 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo

 19 
Jerry Sloan
(Basketball Player)

Jerry Sloan
3
Birthdate: March 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 22, 2020

 20 
Talen Horton-Tucker
(Basketball player)

Talen Horton-Tucker
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Birthdate: November 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 21 
Marcus Jordan
(Basketball player)

Marcus Jordan
2
Birthdate: December 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 22 
Doug Collins
(American Former Basketball Player & Coach Who Won 4 NBA All-Stars With the Team 'Philadelphia 76ers')

Doug Collins
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Birthdate: July 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Once a popular basketball player for the NBA team Philadelphia 76ers, Doug Collins later turned to coaching. He was part of the controversial Munich Olympics game that the US lost to Soviet Union and thus won a silver. Apart from the 76ers, he has also managed teams such as the Chicago Bulls.

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Shawn Marion
(Basketball Player)

Shawn Marion
3
Birthdate: May 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus

 24 
Tony Allen
(Basketball player)

Tony Allen
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Birthdate: January 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 25 
Evan Turner
(Basketball player)

Evan Turner
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Birthdate: October 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 26 
Robert Covington
(Basketball player)

Robert Covington
2
Birthdate: December 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

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Jeffrey Jordan
(Basketball player)

Jeffrey Jordan
2
Birthdate: November 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 28 
Rob Pelinka
(Basketball player, Lawyer)

Rob Pelinka
1
Birthdate: December 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 29 
Frank Kaminsky
(Basketball Player)

Frank Kaminsky
2
Birthdate: April 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries

 30 
Sam Jones
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)

Sam Jones
1
Birthdate: June 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer

 31 
Eddy Curry
(Basketball player)

Eddy Curry
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

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Kendrick Nunn
(Basketball player)

Kendrick Nunn
2
Birthdate: August 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo

 33 
Maurice Cheeks
(Basketball player)

Maurice Cheeks
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Birthdate: September 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo

 34 
Arthur Agee
(Basketball player)

Arthur Agee
1
Birthdate: October 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra

 35 
Ben Wilson
(Basketball player)

Ben Wilson
1
Birthdate: March 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 21, 1984

 36 
Darius Miles
(Basketball player)

Darius Miles
2
Birthdate: October 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra

 37 
Sterling Brown
(Basketball player)

Sterling Brown
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Birthdate: February 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 38 
Alfonzo McKinnie
(Basketball player)

Alfonzo McKinnie
1
Birthdate: September 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo

 39 
Ayo Dosunmu
(Basketball player)

Ayo Dosunmu
2
Birthdate: January 17, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 40 
Michael Finley
(Basketball player)

Michael Finley
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Birthdate: March 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces

 41 
Chick Hearn
(Sportscaster)

Chick Hearn
3
Birthdate: November 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 5, 2002

 42 
William Gates
(Basketball player)

William Gates
1
Birthdate: December 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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Jon Scheyer
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)

Jon Scheyer
1
Birthdate: August 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo

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Anthony Parker
(Basketball player)

Anthony Parker
2
Birthdate: June 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini

 45 
Jevon Carter
(Basketball player)

Jevon Carter
1
Birthdate: September 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo

 46 
Quentin Richardson
(Basketball player)

Quentin Richardson
1
Birthdate: April 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries

 47 
Craig Hodges
(Basketball player)

Craig Hodges
3
Birthdate: June 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer

 48 
Bryan Colangelo
(Basketball Player)

Bryan Colangelo
3
Birthdate: June 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini

 49 
Corey Maggette
(Basketball Player)

Corey Maggette
1
Birthdate: November 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 50 
Max Strus
(Basketball player)

Max Strus
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Birthdate: March 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries