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What Country are NBA Players from?

For many, many years in the NBA’s early history, having overseas players was unusual. Basketball was a sport predominately played in the United States of America, even at the turn of the century European players were regarded as soft by much of the leagues decision makers. Whereas, today some of the best players in the league are from overseas, you only need to watch Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic and two time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to see that there is a vast amount of talent around the world. You may be wondering what country are NBA Players from?

What country are NBA players from? In the 2020-21 NBA season 75.99% of NBA players were American, 3.57% of NBA players were Canadian and 2.18% of NBA players are French. The remaining 18.25% is made up of players from 39 countries.

We have put together the following chart which demonstrates the different nationalities that feature in the NBA.

We have taken the statistics from above and gone through each country to highlight to you which countries NBA players are from.

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Which NBA Players are from USA?

As the NBA is based predominately in the USA (lets not forget Toronto) it comes as no surprise that the majority of NBA players come from the US. In total there are 504 players in the NBA and 383 of those NBA players are American which makes up 75.99% of all NBA Players. Basketball isn’t even the most popular sport in America, that would be American Football. However, basketball is the second favourite sport and it comes as no surprise that America has produced current NBA players like LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and James Harden. It’s ability to produce elite players like this generation after generatoin has seen the US dominate international tournaments with ease. It is highly likely that America will remain the main nationality of NBA players for years to come. The following NBA players are from America:

Jaylen Adams
Bam Adebayo
LaMarcus Aldridge
Ty-Shon Alexander
Grayson Allen
Jarrett Allen
Al-Farouq Aminu
Kyle Anderson
Carmelo Anthony
Cole Anthony
Ryan Arcidiacono
Trevor Ariza
D.J. Augustin
Dwayne Bacon
Marvin Bagley III
LaMelo Ball
Lonzo Ball
Mohamed Bamba
Desmond Bane
Harrison Barnes
Will Barton
Keita Bates-Diop
Kent Bazemore
Darius Bazley
Bradley Beal
Malik Beasley
Jordan Bell
DeAndre’ Bembry
Patrick Beverley
Saddiq Bey
Tyler Bey
Eric Bledsoe
Keljin Blevins
Bol Bol
Marques Bolden
Jordan Bone
Devin Booker
Brian Bowen II
Avery Bradley
Tony Bradley
Jarrell Brantley
Mikal Bridges
Miles Bridges
Malcolm Brogdon
Jaylen Brown
Bruce Brown, Jr.
Troy Brown, Jr.
Moses Brown
Sterling Brown
Jalen Brunson
Thomas Bryant
Reggie Bullock
Trey Burke
Alec Burks
Jimmy Butler
Devontae Cacok
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Vernon Carey, Jr.
Jevon Carter
Wendell Carter, Jr.
Michael Carter-Williams
Alex Caruso
Willie Cauley-Stein
Chris Chiozza

Marquese Chriss
Gary Clark
Jordan Clarkson
Nicolas Claxton
Amir Coffey
John Collins
Zach Collins
Mike Conley
Pat Connaughton
Quinn Cook
DeMarcus Cousins
Robert Covington
Torrey Craig
Jae Crowder
Jarrett Culver
Seth Curry
Stephen Curry
Anthony Davis
Ed Davis
Terence Davis
DeMar DeRozan
Donte DiVincenzo
Hamidou Diallo
Spencer Dinwiddie
Damyean Dotson
Devon Dotson
P.J. DozierAndre Drummond
Jared Dudley
Kris Dunn
Kevin Durant
Anthony Edwards
Carsen Edwards
C.J. Elleby
Wayne Ellington
James Ennis
Drew Eubanks
Derrick Favors
Terrance Ferguson
Dorian Finney-Smith
Malachi Flynn
Bryn Forbes
Trent Forrest
De’Aaron Fox
Markelle Fultz
Daniel Gafford
Langston Galloway
Darius Garland
Rudy Gay
Paul George
Taj Gibson
Harry Giles
Anthony Gill
Brandon Goodwin
Aaron Gordon
Eric Gordon
Devonte’ Graham
Jerami Grant
Danny Green
Draymond Green
JaMychal Green
Javonte Green
Jeff Green
Josh Green
Blake Griffin
Kyle Guy
Ashton Hagans
Tyrese Haliburton
Josh Hall
R.J. Hampton
Tim Hardaway Jr.
James Harden
Maurice Harkless
Jared Harper
Montrezl Harrell
Gary Harris
Jalen Harris
Joe Harris
Tobias Harris
Shaquille Harrison
Josh Hart

Isaiah Hartenstein
Udonis Haslem
Jaxson Hayes
Gordon Hayward
Tyler Herro
George Hill
Solomon Hill
Nate Hinton
Aaron Holiday

Jrue Holiday
Justin Holiday
Richaun Holmes
Rodney Hood
Talen Horton-Tucker
Danuel House
Dwight Howard
Markus Howard
Kevin Huerter
Elijah Hughes
De’Andre Hunter
Chandler Hutchison
Andre Iguodala
Brandon Ingram
Kyrie Irving
Jonathan Isaac
Wesley Iwundu
Frank Jackson
Josh Jackson
Jaren Jackson, Jr.
Justin Jackson
Justin James
LeBron James
DaQuan Jeffries
Ty Jerome
Isaiah Joe
Cameron Johnson
James Johnson
Keldon Johnson
Stanley Johnson
Tyler Johnson
Damian Jones
Derrick Jones
Mason Jones
Tre Jones
Tyus Jones
DeAndre Jordan
Frank Kaminsky
Luke Kennard
Nathan Knight
Kevin Knox
John Konchar
Luke Kornet
Kyle Kuzma
Zach LaVine
Jeremy Lamb
Romeo Langford
Jake Layman
Caris LeVert
Jalen Lecque
Damion Lee
Saben Lee
Kawhi Leonard
Meyers Leonard
Kira Lewis, Jr.
Damian Lillard
Nassir Little
Kevon Looney
Brook Lopez
Robin Lopez
Kevin Love

Kyle Lowry
Terance Mann
Naji Marshall
Caleb Martin
Cody Martin
K.J. Martin
Kelan Martin
Garrison Mathews
Wesley Matthews
Tyrese Maxey
Skylar Mays
Patrick McCaw
C.J. McCollum
T.J. McConnell
Jaden McDaniels
Jalen McDaniels
Doug McDermott
Sean McDermott
JaVale McGee
Rodney McGruder
Alfonzo McKinnie
Jordan McLaughlin
Ben McLemore
De’Anthony Melton
Sam Merrill
Chimezie Metu
Khris Middleton
Darius Miller
Paul Millsap
Shake Milton
Donovan Mitchell
Malik Monk
E’Twaun Moore
Ja Morant
Juwan Morgan
Marcus Morris
Markieff Morris
Monte Morris
Dejounte Murray
Mike Muscala
Abdel Nader
Larry Nance, Jr.
Aaron Nesmith
Georges Niang
Zeke Nnaji
Nerlens Noel
Jaylen Nowell
Kendrick Nunn
David Nwaba
Jordan Nwora
Royce O’Neale
Semi Ojeleye
Jahlil Okafor
Chuma Okeke
Onyeka Okongwu
Isaac Okoro
KZ Okpala
Victor Oladipo
Miye Oni
Daniel Oturu
Kelly Oubre, Jr.
Jabari Parker
Eric Paschall
Patrick Patterson
Chris Paul
Cameron Payne
Elfrid Payton
Reggie Perry
Theo Pinson
Mason Plumlee
Jordan Poole
Jontay Porter
Kevin Porter, Jr.

Michael Porter, Jr.
Otto Porter
Bobby Portis
Norman Powell
Taurean Prince

Payton Pritchard
Immanuel Quickley
Jahmi’us Ramsey
Julius Randle
Cam Reddish
J.J. Redick
Paul Reed, Jr.
Naz Reid
Josh Richardson
Grant Riller
Austin Rivers
Duncan Robinson
Glenn Robinson
Jerome Robinson
Mitchell Robinson
Isaiah Roby
Rajon Rondo
Derrick Rose
Terrence Ross
Terry Rozier
D’Angelo Russell
Domantas Sabonis
JaKarr Sampson
Mike Scott
Jayden Scrubb
Collin Sexton
Landry Shamet
Anfernee Simons
Marcus Smart
Dennis Smith
Ish Smith
Jalen Smith
Tony Snell
Cassius Stanley
Lamar Stevens
Isaiah Stewart II
Max Strus
Edmond Sumner
Jae’sean Tate
Jayson Tatum
Jeff Teague
Garrett Temple
Tyrell Terry
Brodric Thomas
Matt Thomas
Klay Thompson
Sindarius Thornwell
Matisse Thybulle
Xavier Tillman, Sr.
Obi Toppin
Juan Toscano-Anderson
Karl-Anthony Towns
Gary Trent, Jr.
P.J. Tucker
Rayjon Tucker
Myles Turner
Denzel Valentine
Fred VanVleet
Jarred Vanderbilt
Devin Vassell
Gabe Vincent
Dean Wade
Kemba Walker
Lonnie Walker
John Wall
Brad Wanamaker
T.J. Warren
P.J. Washington
Tremont Waters
Paul Watson
Quinndary Weatherspoon
Russell Westbrook
Coby White
Derrick White
Hassan Whiteside
Greg Whittington
Grant Williams
Kenrich Williams
Lou Williams
Patrick Williams
Robert Williams
Zion Williamson
D.J. Wilson
Dylan Windler
Justise Winslow
Cassius Winston
James Wiseman
Christian Wood
Robert Woodard II
Delon Wright
Thaddeus Young
Trae Young
Cody Zeller

Which NBA Players are from Canada?

Canada hosts the only NBA team outside of the United States in the Toronto Raptors. In the NBA there are 18 Canadians who are actively playing, which is equals 3.57% of the entire number of the players in the NBA. James Naismith, the person who invented basketball, was actually Canadian, even though it can claim to be it’s birthplace, Basketball still gets overshadowed in Canada by Ice Hockey. The following Canadian players play in the NBA.

  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker
  • R.J. Barrett
  • Khem Birch
  • Dillon Brooks
  • Brandon Clarke
  • Nate Darling
  • Luguentz Dort
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Cory Joseph
  • Mfiondu Kabengele
  • Trey Lyles
  • Karim Mane
  • Mychal Mulder
  • Jamal Murray
  • Kelly Olynyk
  • Dwight Powell
  • Tristan Thompson
  • Andrew Wiggins

Which NBA Players are from France?

There are 11 players who are French in the NBA which equates t 2.18% of the NBA players being French. France is famous for their cycling, football and rugby. Therefore, it is surprising that France has the third most players in the NBA. Since the retirement of Tony Parker, former defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert is probably the most famous Frenchman currently playing the NBA. He’s now the highest paid as well following his monster contract extension he signed with the Utah Jazz in the off season of 2020.

  • Nicolas Batum
  • Sekou Doumbouya
  • Evan Fournier
  • Rudy Gobert
  • Killian Hayes
  • Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
  • Theo Maledon
  • Adam Mokoka
  • Vincent Poirier
  • Killian Tillie

Which NBA Players are from Australia?

Australia has 9 players in the NBA and this comes as no surprise due to the development of the National Basketball League in Australia. This is the same league that Lemlo Ball played in before being drafted to the NBA. The league is of a good standard and its not surprising that talent is developing in Australia. The 9 Australian players in the NBA make up to 1.79% of the league. The following Australians play in the NBA.

  • Aron Baynes
  • Matt Dellavedova
  • Dante Exum
  • Josh Green
  • Joe Ingles
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Will Magnay
  • Patty Mills
  • Ben Simmons

Which NBA Players are from Germany?

Out of the 504 active NBA players, there are six players who are from Germany. Germany is the home of ex-NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki. Germany, like many European countries, has soccer as its national sport, although basketball is popular in Germany it should come as no surprise that six Germans are active players within in the NBA.

  • Isaac Bonga
  • Isaiah Hartenstein
  • Maxi Kleber
  • Dennis Schroder
  • Daniel Theis
  • Moe Wagner

Which NBA players are from Serbia?

Like Germany, Serbia has six players who are currently playing in the NBA. This means that 1.19% of the NBA is made up of Serbian Players.

  • Nemanja Bjelica
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
  • Nikola Jokic
  • Boban Marjanovic
  • Aleksej Pokusevski
  • Alen Smailagic

Which NBA players are from Croatia?

There are four NBA players who come from Croatia which makes up 0.79% of NBA players in the NBA.

  • Bojan Bogdanovic
  • Luka Samanic
  • Dario Saric
  • Ivica Zubac

Which NBA players are from Latvia?

There are four NBA players who come from Latvia which makes up 0.79% of NBA players in the NBA.

  • Davis Bertans
  • Rodions Kurucs
  • Kristaps Porzingis
  • Anzeks Pasecniks

Which NBA players are from Spain?

There are four NBA players who come from Spain which makes up 0.79% of NBA players in the NBA. This is down somewhat on recent years with the retirmeent of long term stars like Pau Gasol and Rudy Fernandez.

  • Marc Gasol
  • Juancho Hernangomez
  • Willy Hernangomez
  • Ricky Rubio

Which NBA players are from Brazil?

There are three NBA players who come from Brazil which makes up 0.60% of NBA players in the NBA.

  • Bruno Caboclo
  • Cristiano Felicio
  • Raulzinho Neto

Which NBA players are from Greece?

There are three NBA players who come from Greece which makes up 0.60% of players in the NBA. Led by the 2 time MVP and current defensive player of the year the, Antetokumpo brothers make up all of the Greek NBA contingent. While Giannis stands head and shoulders above the others in terms of talent, Kostas is the only one who currently can claim to have won an NBA Championship after his roller coaster ride on the coat tails of Lebrons Lakers team in 2020.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Kostas Antetokounmpo
  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Which NBA players are from Italy?

There are three NBA players who come from Italy which makes up 0.60% of NBA players in the NBA.

  • Danilo Gallinari
  • Nico Mannion
  • Nicolo Melli

Which NBA players are from Lithuania?

There are three NBA players who come from Lithuania which makes up 0.60% of NBA players in the NBA.

  • Domantas Sabonis
  • Deividas Sirvydis
  • Jonas Valanciunas

Which NBA players are from Nigeria?

There are three NBA players who come from Nigeria which makes up 0.60% of NBA players in the NBA.

  • Precious Achiuwa
  • Udoka Azubuike
  • Josh Okogie

Which NBA players are from Senegal?

There are three NBA players who come from Senegal which makes up 0.60% of NBA players in the NBA.

  • Gorgui Dieng
  • Tacko Fall
  • Karim Mane

Which NBA players are from Slovenia?

There are three NBA players who come from Slovenia which makes up 0.60% of NBA players in the NBA.

Which NBA players are from Turkey?

There are three NBA players who come from Turkey which makes up 0.60% of NBA players in the NBA.

  • Enes Kanter
  • Furkan Korkmaz
  • Cedi Osman

Which NBA players are from the Bahamas?

There are two NBA players who come from Bahamas which makes up 0.40% of NBA players in the NBA.

  • Deandre Ayton
  • Buddy Hield

Which NBA players are from Cameroon?

There are two NBA players who come from Cameroon which makes up 0.40% of NBA players in the NBA.

  • Joel Embid
  • Pascal Siakam

Which NBA players are from Japan?

There are two NBA players who come from Japan which makes up 0.40% of NBA players in the NBA.

  • Rui Hachimura
  • Yuta Watanabe

Which NBA players are from South Sudan?

There are two NBA players who come from South Sudan which makes up 0.40% of NBA players in the NBA.

  • Wenyen Gabriel
  • Thon Maker

Which NBA players are from Ukraine?

There are two NBA players who come from Ukraine which makes up 0.40% of NBA players in the NBA.

  • Alex Len
  • Svi Mykhailuk

Which NBA players are from Angola?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Angola which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Bruno Fernando who plays for Atlanta is the only player from Angola.

Which NBA players are from Argentina?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Argentina which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Facundo Campazzo who plays for the Denver Nuggets is the only Argentian in the NBA.

Which NBA players are from Austria?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Austria which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Jakob Poeltl is the only Austrian in the NBA and currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs.

Which NBA players are from Bosnia and Herzegovina?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Bosnia and Herzegovina which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Jusuf Nurkic is the only NBA player from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Which NBA players are from Czech Republic?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Czech Republic which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Tomas Satoransky is the only NBA player from the Czech Republic.

Which NBA players are from Dominican Republic?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Dominican Republic which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Al Horfod is the only NBA player from the Dominican Republic who is currently playing in the NBA.

Which NBA players are from DRC?

There is only one NBA player who comes from DRC which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Bismack Biyombo is the only player from the DRC currently playing in the NBA.

Which NBA players are from Egypt?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Egypt which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Abdel Nadar is the only Egyptian player in the NBA.

Which NBA players are from Finland?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Finland which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Lauri Markkanen is the only player from Finland in the NAB.

Which NBA players are from Gabon?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Gabon which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Chis Silva is the only NBA player from Gabon in the NBA.

Which NBA players are from Georgia?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Georgia which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Goga Bitadze is the only NBA player from Georgia in the league currently.

Which NBA players are from Guinea?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Guinea which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Mamadi Diakite is the only NBA player from Guinea.

Which NBA players are from Israel?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Israel which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Deni Avdija is the only NBA player from Israel in the league.

Which NBA players are from Jamaica?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Jamaica which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Nick Richards is the only NBA player from Jamaica in the NBA currently.

Which NBA players are from Montenegro?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Montenegro which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Nikola Vucevic is the only NBA player from Montenegro.

Which NBA players are from New Zealand?

There is only one NBA player who comes from New Zealand which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Steven Adams is the only NBA player from New Zealand currently playing in the NBA.

Which NBA players are from Republic of the Congo?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Republic of Congo which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Serge Ibaka is the only NBA from the Republic of Congo currently playing in the NBA.

Which NBA players are from Saint Lucia?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Saint Lucia which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. The only player from Saint Lucia in the NBA is Chris Boucher.

Which NBA players are from Sudan?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Sudan which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Bol Bol is the only player from the NBA currently playing in the NBA.

Which NBA players are from Switzerland?

There is only one NBA player who comes from Switzerland which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. Clint Capela is the only NBA player from Switzerland.

Which NBA players are from United Kingdom?

There is only one NBA player who comes from the United Kingdom which makes up 0.20% of NBA players in the NBA. OG Anunoby is the only player from the United Kingdom Currently playing in the NBA.