Basketball Players From Illinois

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

Dwyane Wade
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Famous As: NBA Basketball Star
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 Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas
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Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach, Consultant
Birthdate: April 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus

 3 Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis
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Famous As: Basketball Player
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.

 4 Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose
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Famous As: Basketball Player
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 George Mikan

George Mikan
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: June 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 1, 2005

 6 Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 7 Mike Krzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski
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Famous As: Basketball player
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. 

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 8 Doc Rivers

Doc Rivers
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Famous As: Basketball Coach
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.

 9 Iman Shumpert

Iman Shumpert
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Famous As: Basketball Player
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.

 10 Shaun Livingston

Shaun Livingston
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: September 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo

 11 Patrick Beverley

Patrick Beverley
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: July 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer

 12 Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces

 13 Juwan Howard

Juwan Howard
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Famous As: Basketball Players
Birthdate: February 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 14 Tim Hardaway

Tim Hardaway
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo

 15 Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: November 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 16 Erik Spoelstra

Erik Spoelstra
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Famous As: Basketball Coach
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.

 17 Antoine Walker

Antoine Walker
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo

 18 Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson
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Famous As: Basketball Coach
Birthdate: April 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus

 19 Marcus Jordan

Marcus Jordan
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 20 Fred VanVleet

Fred VanVleet
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces

 21 Talen Horton-Tucker

Talen Horton-Tucker
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 22 Jerry Sloan

Jerry Sloan
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries

 23 Doug Collins

Doug Collins
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Famous As: Basketball coach
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.

 24 Shawn Marion

Shawn Marion
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: May 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus

 25 Tony Allen

Tony Allen
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 26 Evan Turner

Evan Turner
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 27 Rob Pelinka

Rob Pelinka
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Famous As: Basketball player, Lawyer
Birthdate: December 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 28 Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: April 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries

 29 Robert Covington

Robert Covington
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 30 Mike Miller

Mike Miller
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Birthdate: February 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces

 31 Jeffrey Jordan

Jeffrey Jordan
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 32 Eddy Curry

Eddy Curry
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 33 Kendrick Nunn

Kendrick Nunn
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo

 34 Maurice Cheeks

Maurice Cheeks
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo

 35 James Jones

James Jones
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra

James Jones is an American basketball executive who is currently serving as the general manager for the popular National Basketball Association (NBA) team, the Phoenix Suns. A former player, Jones played 14 seasons in the NBA during which he represented teams like Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. A three-time NBA champion, James Jones helped the Heat win two NBA championships.  

 36 Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 21, 1984

 37 Darius Miles

Darius Miles
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra

 38 Arthur Agee

Arthur Agee
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra

 39 Alfonzo McKinnie

Alfonzo McKinnie
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo

 40 Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries

 41 William Gates

William Gates
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 42 Michael Finley

Michael Finley
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces

 43 Sterling Brown

Sterling Brown
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 44 Anthony Parker

Anthony Parker
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini

 45 Quentin Richardson

Quentin Richardson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries

 46 Craig Hodges

Craig Hodges
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer

 47 Chick Hearn

Chick Hearn
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Famous As: Sportscaster
Birthdate: November 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 5, 2002

 48 Corey Maggette

Corey Maggette
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: November 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 49 Thad Matta

Thad Matta
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Famous As: Basketball coach, Basketball player
Birthdate: July 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer

 50 Sam Jones

Sam Jones
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Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Birthdate: June 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer