Basketball Players From Illinois

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 1 
Dwyane Wade
(Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played as a Shooting Guard)
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
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as the Power Forward and Centre Positions)
Anthony Davis
24
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
8
Birthdate: June 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 1, 2005
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 4 
Derrick Rose
(American Professional Basketball Player)
Derrick Rose
10
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 
Andre Iguodala
(Basketball player)
Andre Iguodala
7
Birthdate: January 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 6 
Doc Rivers
(Former Professional Basketball Player and Head Coach of the Philadelphia 76ers')
Doc Rivers
14
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.

 7 
Iman Shumpert
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays at the ‘Shooting Guard' Position)
Iman Shumpert
8
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.

 8 
Sam Jones
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Sam Jones
1
Birthdate: June 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
 9 
Patrick Beverley
(Basketball Player)
Patrick Beverley
5
Birthdate: July 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 10 
Jabari Parker
(Basketball player at power forward)
Jabari Parker
4
Birthdate: March 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 11 
Shaun Livingston
(Basketball player)
Shaun Livingston
8
Birthdate: September 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 12 
Erik Spoelstra
(American Former Basketball Player and Head Coach of the NBA Team 'Miami Heat')
Erik Spoelstra
10
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.

 13 
Fred VanVleet
(Basketball player)
Fred VanVleet
2
Birthdate: February 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
Jerry Sloan
(Basketball Player)
Jerry Sloan
3
Birthdate: March 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 22, 2020
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 15 
Antoine Walker
(Basketball Player)
Antoine Walker
4
Birthdate: August 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 16 
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
(Basketball Player)
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
6
Birthdate: April 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Shannon Brown
(Basketball Player)
Shannon Brown
3
Birthdate: November 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 18 
Doug Collins
(American Former Basketball Player & Coach Who Won 4 NBA All-Stars With the Team 'Philadelphia 76ers')
Doug Collins
3
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.
 19 
Shawn Marion
(Basketball Player)
Shawn Marion
3
Birthdate: May 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 20 
Tim Hardaway
(American Former Professional Basketball player)
Tim Hardaway
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Birthdate: September 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Mark Aguirre
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Mark Aguirre
1
Birthdate: December 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 22 
Joanne McCarthy
(American Former Professional Basketball Player)
Joanne McCarthy
5
Birthdate: October 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 23 
Talen Horton-Tucker
(Basketball player)
Talen Horton-Tucker
3
Birthdate: November 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 24 
Evan Turner
(Basketball player)
Evan Turner
4
Birthdate: October 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 25 
Tony Allen
(Basketball player)
Tony Allen
6
Birthdate: January 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 26 
Frank Kaminsky
(Basketball Player)
Frank Kaminsky
2
Birthdate: April 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 27 
Jeffrey Jordan
(Basketball player)
Jeffrey Jordan
2
Birthdate: November 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 28 
Marcus Jordan
(Basketball player)
Marcus Jordan
2
Birthdate: December 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 29 
Robert Covington
(Basketball player)
Robert Covington
2
Birthdate: December 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 30 
Rob Pelinka
(Basketball player, Lawyer)
Rob Pelinka
1
Birthdate: December 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 31 
Max Strus
(Basketball player)
Max Strus
1
Birthdate: March 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
 32 
Kendrick Nunn
(Basketball player)
Kendrick Nunn
2
Birthdate: August 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 33 
Ben Wilson
(Basketball player)
Ben Wilson
1
Birthdate: March 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 21, 1984
 34 
Maurice Cheeks
(Basketball player)
Maurice Cheeks
3
Birthdate: September 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 35 
Eddy Curry
(Basketball player)
Eddy Curry
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 36 
Darius Miles
(Basketball player)
Darius Miles
2
Birthdate: October 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 37 
Jon Scheyer
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Jon Scheyer
1
Birthdate: August 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 38 
Arthur Agee
(Basketball player)
Arthur Agee
1
Birthdate: October 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 39 
Chick Hearn
(Sportscaster)
Chick Hearn
3
Birthdate: November 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 5, 2002
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 40 
Alfonzo McKinnie
(Basketball player)
Alfonzo McKinnie
1
Birthdate: September 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 41 
Jevon Carter
(Basketball player)
Jevon Carter
1
Birthdate: September 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 42 
Sterling Brown
(Basketball player)
Sterling Brown
1
Birthdate: February 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 43 
Anthony Parker
(Basketball player)
Anthony Parker
2
Birthdate: June 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 44 
Quentin Richardson
(Basketball player)
Quentin Richardson
1
Birthdate: April 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
 45 
Michael Finley
(Basketball player)
Michael Finley
3
Birthdate: March 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 46 
Craig Hodges
(Basketball player)
Craig Hodges
3
Birthdate: June 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 47 
Ayo Dosunmu
(Basketball player)
Ayo Dosunmu
2
Birthdate: January 17, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 48 
Bryan Colangelo
(Basketball Player)
Bryan Colangelo
3
Birthdate: June 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
 49 
William Gates
(Basketball player)
William Gates
1
Birthdate: December 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 50 
Corey Maggette
(Basketball Player)
Corey Maggette
1
Birthdate: November 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)